Redzel with sharp jump out on Flemington straight
REDZEL’s preparations for the Group 1 Darley Classic were ramped up a notch on Friday morning when The Everest winner produced a sharp display in a trial on the course proper at Flemington.
Regular jockey Kerrin McEvoy was on board as Redzel finished strongly on the rail to finish second behind Godolphin’s Impending, and trainer Paul Snowden was pleased with what he saw with just two weeks remaining until the $1 Million contest over 1200m on November 11.
“He’s a good traveller this horse, he really enjoys a trip away and when we brought him down here last year he just seemed to bloom and the longer he was here the better he was going,” Snowden said.
“He’s already raced down the straight so today was just about getting that nervous energy out of him.
“He’s in a pretty good spot, he’s going quite easy in himself and he wasn’t out there to do anything silly but he seemed to work quite strongly.”
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The Everest-winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy said Redzel enjoyed his hit out, and is looking forward to raceday.
“He was really good this morning,” said McEvoy. “He looks well and really seemed to enjoy himself.
“Today was about getting him familiar with the straight once again so he was never given a hard time. We’ve got two weeks until the Darley [Classic] and he’s come out of The Everest run really well.
“Peter and Paul [Snowden] will have him spot on for raceday as ever.”