Reldas Tops 2016 All Victorian Sprint Series Final Field

July 6, 2016

Reldas Tops 2016 All Victorian Sprint Series Final Field

Robert Smerdon’s Group 1 performed gelding Reldas is the highest-rated and weighted acceptor for the All Victorian Sprint Series Final 2016 field at Flemington Racecourse this Saturday in Melbourne.


Reldas heads the 2016 All Victorian Sprint Series Final field and weights at Flemington Racecourse this Saturday in Melbourne. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell.

A bumper nine-race Finals Day card is scheduled for the weekend including a 10-starter field for this year’s $150,000 Listed All Victorian Sprint Series Final (1200m).

Heading the line-up and weights for the handicap sprint with 59.5kg is five-year-old Reldas, the son of Testa Rossa after his first win since the Listed Abell Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley back in March.

His three starts since have produced unplaced efforts he is out to atone for on the weekend, including a disappointing last start 14th behind Odyssey Moon over 1100m at Flemington on June 25.

Unsuited to the straight track Reldas has a tough task of breaking his maiden status at the course at his fifth Flemington start, but does have a strong record over the distance (12-4-2-3) he is back over in the final.

Just one last start winner is accepted for this winter’s All Victorian Sprint Series Final field with the Darren Weir-trained Voodoo Lad jumping one outside of Reldas in barrier six.

Getting in on 55kg with Dean Yendall booked for the ride, the I Am Invincible four-year-old is in flying form having run top three in all 11 of his career starts to date including six victories.

The latest was on June 18 over 1200m by 1.5 lengths at Moonee Valley, but he is yet to be tested in stakes class or at the famous Flemington Racecourse.

Melbourne Cup winning trainer Weir has also accepted for 54kg lightweight Magnus Reign, the six-year-old coming off a fourth to his stablemate at the Valley last start.

The 50-start veteran is out to break a notable drought also not having won since January of 2015.

The other two last start third placegetters in the field are the local Stephen Brown-trained Neillo five-year-old Kievann (7) who finished under three lengths off Voodoo Lad last start from barrier 13 of 13 and Ruettiger (4).

Prepared by Lee & Anthony Freedman, progressive Duporth four-year-old Ruettiger was third to Odyssey Moon over 1100m at Flemington on June 25 and has strong form over 1200m of two wins and a second from five runs over the distance.

Other notable hopes include Mick Price’s Group 3 winner Alberto Magic who carries the second heaviest weight of 58.5kg from barrier two with apprentice Michael Dee aboard and Gold Topaz third placegetter at Swan Hill last start Smackdown.

See below for the full All Victorian Sprint Series Final 2016 field, barriers, jockeys and weights before heading to our No. 1 recommended bookie – home of Odds Boost!

2016 All Victorian Sprint Series Final Field & Barrier Draw

Flemington Race 5 (2:10pm) – 09/07/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 2526515×60 RELDAS Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 5 59.5kg 98
2 5x11x18738 ALBERTO MAGIC Mick Price Michael Dee (a) 2 58.5kg 96
3 x12213x121 VOODOO LAD Darren Weir Dean Yendall 6 55kg 89
4 112x0245x0 MAJESTIC DUKE Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Patrick Moloney 1 54.5kg 88
5 54x11x0x03 SMACKDOWN (NZ) Trent Pennuto Craig Robertson 9 54.5kg 88
6 120x709x54 MAGNUS REIGN Darren Weir Jack Hill 8 54kg 85
7 3100×00804 OUR NKWAZI Shawn Mathrick TBA 10 54kg 85
8 1x12170x33 KIEVANN Stephen Brown Craig Newitt 7 54kg 84
9 431218×526 RICH JACK Carole Heffernan Darren Gauci 3 54kg 83
10 13x11x3243 RUETTIGER (NZ) Lee & Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 4 54kg 78

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