Team Snowden‘s second string sprinter Russian Revolution is on track to conquer the 2018 Group 1 $500,000 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) when he returns to the racetrack at Caulfield on February 24.
Russian Revolution is already a Group 1 winner with a victory in the $700,000 Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill during the 2017 Sydney Autumn Carnival but has to play second fiddle to the stable’s super star sprinter Redzel.
Redzel is the winner of his last six starts which includes two at Group 1 level, the 2017 $700,000 James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10000 (1200m) at Doomben and the $1m Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington during the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival.
The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Redzel also created history with a stunning win in the inaugural running of the $10m The Everest (1200m) at Randwick in October.
Russian Revolution showed that he was on track to tackle the Oakleigh Plate first up with a five and three quarter lengths win in a 900m barrier trial at Randwick on Monday.
“He’s had a good, long, steady build-up,’’ Peter Snowden told the Herald Sun.
“The Oakleigh Plate is a nice race for him as he goes well first-up and it’s a handicap, which will also suit him.”
Russian Revolution always showed plenty of ability during his two and three year old season which included a win at Group 3 level against the three year olds in the 2016 $150,000 Vain Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield followed by a win in the Group 2 $300,000 Roman Consul (1200m) at Randwick.
The Snitzel four year old stallion only had two runs during the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival at The Valley for a win in the Group 2 $200,000 McEwen Stakes (1000m) followed by a twelfth to She Will Reign in the Group 1 $500,000 Charter Keck Cramer Moir Stakes (1000m).