Redzel Claims Third Consecutive Concorde Stakes on Way to The Everest

September 7, 2019

Redzel Claims Third Consecutive Concorde Stakes on Way to The Everest

Good things come in threes, as the Snowden stable found out on Saturday.

Redzel claimed the Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1000m) for the third year in a row at Royal Randwick after opening at a juicy $7.50 for punters.

In the end, it all boiled down to an exciting finish between the seven-year-old speedster and a looming Pierata, right before the two-time Everest winner found something extra over the final 50m to win by a head.

With long-time hoop Kerrin McEvoy on board, Redzel hit the lead early from the gates to establish a handy spot along the rails. Race-favourite Nature Strip looked a chance in the opening section, but after showing too much too early, Redzel found open space down the straight to hold the swooping Pierata.

Snowden-trained Redzel is now a three-time Concorde Stakes winner. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

“When he came up underneath Kerrin at the 800m then through the 600m and 500m and hadn’t moved on him you knew he was in it” Paul Snowden said after the race.

“When Nature Strip came around him it put it to him but he hadn’t spent a penny. It played into our hands today. Still a bit to go.”

Redzel can be had for $7.00 in All-In Everest betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au. Pierata’s late dash to the line has also seen the Gregory Hickman-trained five-year-old firm into an identical price behind $6.00 favourite Santa Ana Lane.

Nature Strip, meanwhile, is still fighting for a place in the world’s richest turf race after coming off the bridle way too early.

“Even though there was a lot of pace on paper it didn’t work out like that. He fired up for about a furlong in the middle and finished accordingly” beaten jockey James McDonald went on to say.

The plan ahead for Redzel could also wind up identical to years past as Snowden eyes either the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) in a fortnights time back at Randwick or the Premiere Stakes (1200m) on October 5.

“We’ve won it with both options. To the Shorts in a few weeks or wait for the Premiere with a trial in between. We won’t make that call until this time next week and see how he comes through it” Snowden said.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Ballarat Cup 2019 Results: Kiw...

The Gong 2019 Results: Mister ...

The Gong 2019 Results: Mister Sea Wolf Wins for Waller

Master Sydney-based horseman Chris Waller continued his brilliant spring...

2019 The Gong Odds Update: Luv...

2019 The Gong Odds Update: Luvaluva Firming Favourite

After battling for top spot in The Gong 2019 betting earlier in the week, the...

2019 Ballarat Cup Betting Upda...

2019 Ballarat Cup Betting Update: Dr Drill Firming Favourite

The rails-drawn Dr Drill remains the punters’ pick in Ballarat Cup 2019...

The Gong 2019 Field & Bet...

The Gong 2019 Field & Betting: Mares Battle For Favouritism

Two class mares are battling for top spot in the 2019 The Gong betting at...

Horse Racing Today

2019 Kingston Town Classic Odd...

Ballarat Cup 2019 Results: Kiw...

Ballarat Cup 2019 Results: Kiwia Goes Back-to-Back

Trainer Archie Alexander was over the moon with the surprise 2019 Ballarat Cup...

The Gong 2019 Results: Mister ...

The Gong 2019 Results: Mister Sea Wolf Wins for Waller

Master Sydney-based horseman Chris Waller continued his brilliant spring...

2019 The Gong Odds Update: Luv...

2019 The Gong Odds Update: Luvaluva Firming Favourite

After battling for top spot in The Gong 2019 betting earlier in the week, the...

2019 Ballarat Cup Betting Upda...

2019 Ballarat Cup Betting Update: Dr Drill Firming Favourite

The rails-drawn Dr Drill remains the punters’ pick in Ballarat Cup 2019...

Race Results

Hey Doc Wins Winterbottom Stakes 2019 for Team McEvoy

2019 Railway Stakes Results: Pike Picks Up Third on Regal Power

Ballarat Cup 2019 Results: Kiwia Goes Back-to-Back

The Gong 2019 Results: Mister Sea Wolf Wins for Waller

Mackinnon Stakes 2019 Results: Magic Wand Beats Melody Belle & Hartnell

Race Previews

2019 Kingston Town Classic Odds Update: Tuscan Queen Easing Favourite

Bowman Rides Hong Kong Cup 2019 Betting Favourite Furore

2019 Hong Kong Mile Odds Update: Indy Champ v Beauty Generation

Aethero Dominates 2019 Hong Kong Sprint Betting

2019 Hong Kong Vase Field & Odds: Favourite Exultant Draws Wide

Fields & Form

Bowman Rides Hong Kong Cup 2019 Betting Favourite Furore

2019 Hong Kong Mile Odds Update: Indy Champ v Beauty Generation

Aethero Dominates 2019 Hong Kong Sprint Betting

Kingston Town Classic 2019 Barriers & Betting Update

2019 Kingston Town Classic Final Field: Four for Team Williams