Redzel caps huge day for Inglis graduates
11th Nov 2017
Redzel proved himself the best sprinter in the land and capped off a big day for Inglis graduates on both sides of the Tasman with a courageous all-the-way victory in today’s Group 1 Darley Sprint (1200m) at Flemington.
Fresh from his win in The Everest at Randwick a month earlier, Redzel (Snitzel x Millrich) used his wide gate to his advantage down the Flemington straight, crossing to the outside fence and running his rivals into the ground.
The victory gave his Arrowfield sire Snitzel another Group 1 win, much to the delight of Stud boss John Messara.
“If you want to know what Snitzel is all about, Redzel is all you need to watch - championship speed, superior class and a great competitive spirit,’’ Messara said.
“What excites me most about Snitzel is that he appreciates quality in his mares and Redzel’s dam is a good example, Millrich was a Group-winning two-year-old and already a Group producer when she visited Snitzel.’’
Redzel is a graduate of the 2013 Inglis Australian Bloodstock-Select Weanlings Sale, where Marquee Stud purchased him for $45,000.
He was sold by PPB Advisory as Receivers and Managers of his breeder, Lee Fleming Thoroughbreds.
Today’s win was Redzel’s sixth consecutive and took his career earnings to $7.8m.
Meanwhile Coolmore stallion Pierro ended the Flemington carnival just as he started it – with a winner – as Kentucky Breeze took out the final event of the week, the Listed Emirates Airline Hcp.
Kentucky Breeze (Pierro x Tahni Girl) kept his unbeaten record in tact, winning his second career start for Levi Kavanagh.
Kavangh bought the now 3YO at the 2016 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale for $105,000, when he was offered by Newgate Farm, and his future looks extremely bright.
Fellow Pierro 3YO Levendi won the opening race on Derby Day for his sire, who also earned his first Group 1 during the week with Pinot in the Oaks.
“Pierro has had a stunning Fleminton carnival…to have three Stakes-winning first-crop 3YOs during one of the most competitive carnivals in the world is a mark of his prowess as a young sire,’’ Coolmore Australia’s Sales and Nominations Manager Colm Santry said.
“We have always had tremendous faith in him and he looks destined for a great career if the last six weeks are anything to go by.’’
In WA a pair of Aquis Farm stallion Al Maher's progeny dominated proceedings with Silverstream (ex Speedy Bell) and Money Maher (ex Treasury Notes) winning the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes and Listed Fairetha Stakes respectively.
It was back-to-back Stakes wins for Silverstream – a $320,000 Australian Easter Yearling Sale buy for Damon Gabbedy’s Belmont Bloodstock from Yarraman Park Stud – who also claimed the Group 3 Northerly Stakes three weeks ago.
For Money Maher, he announced himself as a genuine contender in the stronger upcoming 3YO races of the Perth Racing Carnival with a dominant win.
It was the third victory in his past four starts for Money Maher, who his trainers Daniel & Ben Pearce paid $58,000 for at the 2016 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale when offered by Bucklee Farm.
Across the Tasman Snitzel mare Untamed Diamond and Testa Rossa gelding Enzo’s Lad secured their first Stakes victories with success in New Zealand today.
Untamed Diamond, trained by Richard Collett, claimed the Legacy Lodge Sprint at Te Rapa while the Michael & Matt Pitman-trained Enzo’s Lad proved too strong in the Pegasus Hcp at Riccarton.
Both were Listed races.
The pair were both offered at 2012 Inglis Sales, Enzo’s Lad at Melbourne Premier by Eliza Park while Untamed Diamond was a $30,000 buy at Inglis Easter when offered by Arrowfield.
REDZEL (Snitzel x Millrich)
Group 1 win: Darley Sprint
Sale: 2013 Inglis Australian Bloodstock-Select Weanlings Sale
Vendor: PPB Advisory as Receivers & Managers of Lee Fleming Thoroughbreds
Breeder: Lee Fleming
Buyer: Marquee Stud
Trainers: Peter & Paul Snowden
Owners: Triple Crown Synd (Mgr: CH Ward), Walfam No.2 (Mgr: B Walsh), Ten Players (Mgr: SJ Fletcher), JN Allen, P Piras, VP Chau, TW Cheng, MR Waddington, Mrs A Gibson, Dr A Kuok, JW Medland, T Kocovski, Mrs P Di Marco, L Halloran, ME Hardwick, BD Playford, D Yates & A Savage.