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Brilliant sprinter Redzel continues his winning streak with an all the way victory in the Group 1 $1m Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington today.

Redzel, above, wins the 2017 Darley Classic at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Redzel, above, wins the 2017 Darley Classic at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy took Redzel straight to the front on the grandstand side of the Flemington track when the field split and gave the punters who sent him out as the $4 favourite no concerns at any stage of the race.

McEvoy controlled the race from the front and Redzel crossed the winning line a clear winner over the fast finishing Terravista ($31).

Third placegetter Impending ($9.50) travelled up just behind the leaders and did a good job to hold on for the minor prizemoney.

Brenton Avdulla was niggling at Chautauqua ($4.60) mid race to stay in touch and the grey flash tried his heart out again to finish fourth.

Redzel proved to be the best sprinter in Australia with today’s win that comes on the back of his win in the $10m The Everest (1200m) at Randwick a month ago.

“He is such an easy horse to train,” said Peter Snowden who trains in partnership with his son Paul.

“Paul and I feel very privileged to have a horse of his ability but he is just so easy to train.”

“He is so strong now. He has learnt his craft really well and Kerrin said that he is his favourite horse to ride.”

“He jumps, he shows good speed, he switches off and relaxes and he just keeps giving.”

“His record speaks for itself. He has won his last six in a row.”

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

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