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Australia’s number one sprinter Redzel is among the nominations for the Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on March 10.

Redzel,above, is included in the nominations for the 2018 Newmarket Handicap at Flemington. Photo by Steve Hart.

Redzel,above, is included in the nominations for the 2018 Newmarket Handicap at Flemington. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Redzel is one of fifty-six speedsters entered for Melbourne’s Autumn Carnival premier sprint down the famous straight 1200m course and has gained the number one rating for his wins in the $10m The Everest (1200m) at Randwick and the Group 1 $1m Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington during the 2017 Spring Carnival.

Redzel’s stablemates Russian Revolution and Pariah are also entered along with last year’s winner Redkirk Warrior from the powerful Lindsay Park stable.

Team Snowden is aiming Redzel to commence his Autumn Carnival campaign in the Group 1 $750,000 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) at Flemington on February 17 and at this stage a run in the Newmarket Handicap with potentially the top weight looks unlikely.

Redkirk Warrior has shown his liking for the straight 1200m course at Flemington and as well as claiming victory in last year’s Newmarket Handicap, the former Hong Kong sprinter won the Group 2 $200,000 Bobbie Lewis Quality during the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival.

The seven year old chestnut then failed to fire at his next two starts when well beaten behind Redzel when tenth in The Everest and eleventh in the Darley Classic.

The Lindsay Park Team of David and Ben Hayes and Yom Dabernig have also nominated ten other sprinters for the Newmarket Handicap, Cannyescent, Catchy, Derryn, Fastnet Tempest, Formality, Fuhryk, So Si Bon, Sheidel, Thronum and Tulip.

Japanese import Brave Smash heads up the five Newmarket Handicap nominations from the Darren Weir stable while Warwick Farm trainer Gary Portelli has entered last year’s Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign.

Former number one sprinter Chautauqua is only one of two horses nominated from the Team Hawkes stable.

Nominations for the 2018 Newmarket Handicap (1200m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 11x ARDROSSAN C 3 Mick Price 71
2 x39x93730x ARTLEE G 7 Kris Lees 97
3 960x31160x BON AURUM H 5 Aaron Purcell 105
4 12x2316x BOOKER F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 90
5 344x2123x5 BRAVE SMASH (JPN) H 5 Darren Weir 107
6 112×3 BRAVO TANGO C 3 Mitchell Freedman 72
7 516111250x CANNYESCENT G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 96
8 110x21330x CATCHY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 102
9 3231x7644x CHAUTAUQUA G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 115
10 x9113x385x CLEARLY INNOCENT G 6 Kris Lees 110
11 111x4x CROWN WITNESS F 3 Henry Dwyer 80
12 11x214119x DEPLOY G 5 Gerald Ryan 108
13 81368x008x DERRYN H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 102
14 311900821x FASTNET TEMPEST (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 98
15 x98x4408x4 FLAMBERGE G 8 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 110
16 302x11013x FORMALITY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 102
17 x21x78192x FUHRYK M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 103
18 1x2247x12x GLENALL H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 93
19 21302x19x6 GLOBAL GLAMOUR M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 108
20 34423x654x HELLBENT H 5 Darren Weir 105
21 1196x1401x HEY DOC G 4 Tony McEvoy 113
22 83x477100x I AM A STAR (NZ) M 4 Shane Nichols 106
23 1x29x I DID IT AGAIN G 3 Greg Eurell 70
24 50020x267x ILLUSTRIOUS LAD G 6 Peter Gelagotis 104
25 21x4320x KEMENTARI C 3 James Cummings 100
26 275537×514 KEN’S DREAM G 4 Darren Weir 90
27 3112x4F54x LIMESTONE F 3 Darren Weir 78
28 x415x66x16 LORD OF THE SKY H 7 Robbie Laing 106
29 1351x30x3x LUCKY LIBERTY G 6 Henry Dwyer 90
30 25x643700x MALIBU STYLE G 6 Neville Parnham 96
31 111x101x MERCHANT NAVY C 3 Aaron Purcell 108
32 2x1449729x MISSROCK M 4 Robbie Laing 104
33 311x1220x2 MR SNEAKY G 4 Anthony Freedman 100
34 12111 NATURE STRIP G 3 Robert Hickmott 84
35 1220x129x PARIAH C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 91
36 24x21x2 PREZADO G 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 78
37 1x105x100x REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 111
38 2211x1111x REDZEL G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 116
39 34111x411x RICH CHARM G 5 Udyta Clarke 103
40 011x43765x ROCK MAGIC G 8 Chris Gangemi 106
41 14x164x10x RUSSIAN REVOLUTION H 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 109
42 43816x80x7 SARACINO (NZ) G 4 Michael Moroney 97
43 1x1x71192x SAVANNA AMOUR M 4 Chris Meagher 103
44 11x121x10x SHE WILL REIGN F 3 Gary Portelli 112
45 1460x4359x SHEIDEL M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 109
46 x12121x11x SNITTY KITTY M 4 Henry Dwyer 101
47 x22833005x SO SI BON H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 95
48 110208×613 STELLAR COLLISION G 5 Darren Weir 95
49 3x180x188x SUPER CASH M 5 Andrew Noblet 107
50 13x930x15x SUPIDO H 6 Michael Kent 103
51 x4810x950x SWEET SHERRY M 4 Brent Stanley 95
52 212x22150x THEANSWERMYFRIEND G 4 Henry Dwyer 96
53 21306x13x1 THRONUM H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 102
54 4135x2450x TULIP F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 81
55 11x115x VIRIDINE C 3 James Cummings 90
56 14x160x117 VOLPE VELOCE M 4 Graham Richardson 105

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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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