Redzel Gears Up for 2018 Doomben 10,000

April 27, 2018

Redzel Gears Up for 2018 Doomben 10,000

Team Snowden’s reigning champion Redzel is on track for another shot at the Doomben 10,000 in 2018 looking to go back-to-back in the Brisbane sprint feature on May 12.

Redzel

Redzel runs in the 2018 Doomben 10,000 defending his title in the Brisbane Group 1 on May 12. Photo: Steve Hart.

Last Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained son of Snitzel secured the first elite level success of his career taking out the Group 1 $700,000 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) in a one-hit raid in Queensland.

Since then the class five-year-old has taken his career earnings up in excess of $8.69 million thanks to a string of subsequent wins including the inaugural running of the world’s richest race on turf, The Everest, and the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington.

Redzel has had three runs this campaign for two Group 1 seconds and his Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) win.

Last time out at Randwick on April 7 he was beaten two lengths in a shock loss behind Gerald Ryan’s outstanding three-year-old and subsequent All Aged Stakes winner Trapeze Artist in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m).

The five-year-old will be looking for atonement then heading up to Brisbane for the Doomben 10,000 where he chases successive victories for the first time since Apache Cat (2008-09).

Redzel is set to trial on the Randwick course proper over 1050m in an open hit-out on Monday morning to keep him fit ahead of Doomben 10,000 Day.

“Redzel worked well [on Thursday] morning, Kerrin McEvoy came over to ride him and the horse is ticking along well,” co-trainer Peter Snowden told The Daily Telegraph.

“He will run in the [Doomben] 10,000 in two weeks and then spell before we get him ready for The Everest again.”

Now worth $13 million in total prize money, The Everest takes place over 1200m at Randwick on October 13 and Redzel pays $5 as the second elect behind Trapeze Artist ($4.50) in futures markets at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Trapeze Artist became the first horse to secure a slot in the 12-horse The Everest field this week, followed by Benjamin Smith’s brilliant mare from Newcastle In Her Time.

In Her Time is also set to line-up in the Doomben 10,000 field next month, the recent The Galaxy winner and last start TJ Smith Stakes third placegetter the $3.50 second pick in pre-field markets behind Redzel ($2.50).

To back Redzel next race in the Doomben 10,000 2018 at the best winter carnival prices head to Ladbrokes.com.au now.

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