The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Redzel has this evening been confirmed to line up in the $10M Everest on October the 14th at Randwick over the 1200m.
The 5YO son of Snitzel has been secured by slot holder James Harron. Undoubtedly catching the bloodstock agent’s eye with a strong all the way win in the G3 Concorde Stakes over the 1000m at Randwick two weeks ago. Redzel is currently favourite $3.50 into $3.20 for the 1100m G2 Shorts at Randwick this weekend where he will meet the resuming Chautauqua who is the early $4.80 favourite for the Everest.
This news comes in wake of Sunday’s news of Australian bloodstock announcing they are looking to purchase a slot for their imported galloper Brave Smash after his win at Moonee Valley on the weekend (as a $1.70 favourite).
Runners who have now gained a spot include:
Greg Ingham: Chautauqua ($4.80)
Yu Long Investments: She Will Reign ($6.50)
Aquis Farm: Houtzen ($17)
Tapcorp: English ($13)
William Inglis and Son: Fell Swoop ($26)
James Harron: Redzel ($11)
Slot holders yet to announce a runner include:
The ATC: Previously announced they have narrowed their search down to 5: Brave Smash ($11), Clearly Innocent ($26), Global Glamour ($34), Le Romain ($41) and Redzel. Redzel is now in the field and since Australian Bloodstock are still trying to buy a slot for Brave Smash one would think it is down to Clearly Innocent, Global Glamour or Le Romain.
Damion Flower: Being the owner of super sire Snitzel, some of his fine sons in Menari ($5.50) or Russian Revolution ($11) would no doubt be on his radar.
Coolmore: Caravaggio is a definite exclusion despite last weekend’s G2 win. So is it left to Formality or Tulip?
Chris Waller: Very intriguing now that Omei Sword is certainly out of the question.
Max Whitby: Not giving much away but he did say his focus was on a runner not galloping this weekend. Russian Revolution or Vega Magic?
As for a tip, Russian Revoulution is still appealing at $11 after a quality win at Moonee Valley last weekend.