Trainer Peter Snowden is thrilled to have picked up the training right for Redzel ahead of the 2015 Spring Carnival, and is confident the talented three-year-old is capable of a big performance in Saturday’s Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) first-up.
Redzel began his racing career under the guidance of Gerald Ryan during the recent Autumn Carnival, and more than stamped his claims as one to watch in posting an impressive win and minor through only two competitive starts.
Having taken out a talent-filled 1050m barrier trial last week, Snowden told AAP he has been impressed with the ability shown by the classy son of Snitzel in recent weeks and has identified Vancouver and Headwater as the major threats in the 2015 San Domenico Stakes.
“He is lacking race sense but he has got ability,” Snowden said.
“It won’t surprise me if he runs a good race but he is taking on the heavyweights here.
“Vancouver and Headwater, they are A-Graders and he has a little way to go. He is very new in the head but he is a strong athletic horse.
“I was happy with his trial and I’ve been very happy with what I see on the track.”
Snowden is yet to confirm a specific path for the three-year-old this time but believes the horse is a genuine sprinter.
“He has a fast pedigree and I’m not sure where we go but he is most likely to be kept to shorter trips,” he added.
Showing some ability through two Rosehill barrier trials prior to his competitive debut, Redzel debuted to racing in the best way possible; taking out the TAB.com.au Handicap (1100m) by more than three lengths on March 19th.
Jumping from the gates well in the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes (1100m) on Day 1 of The Championships, the colt out of Millrich was immediately led to the fore of the field of eight; setting a fair tempo but failing to withstand the late charge of Furnaces and Regatta Rebel, finishing third.
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