Who can challenge Redzel? Palmerbet Racing Team are going to help you find out! Read on to see our runner by runner preview of this weight-for-age sprint classic, including our first four tips.

1. REDZEL (6)  11x1111x21

T: Team Snowden / J: Kerrin McEvoy

Champion sprinter who looks ideally placed. How will they beat him? He’s trained here, he is the best sprinter alive, he loves this track, he’s 3rd up and he is drawn to lead all the way. Looks the best placed runner all day.

2. LE ROMAIN (11) 1202x250x7

T: Kris Lees / J: Glyn Schofield

Has not won a race for a long time but is always right there. Is a two-time Gr 1 winner and is more than capable on his day. Only beaten 4 lengths when resuming over 1100m behind In Her Time last start  as top weight. Better placed under this weight scale and can place.

3. BRAVE SMASH (2) x2123x5312

T: Darren Weir / J: Craig Williams

Super sprinter who won at Gr 1 level, then went down a nose in the Gr 1 Newmarket at Flemington when on the slow part of the track. Ran 3rd in The Everest to Redzel when last here. Is a world class sprinter and he will sit mid field from this alley and should be closing hard final stages.

4. JUNGLE EDGE (7)  6875113×20

T: Mick Bell/ J: Kevin Forrester

Ran a super race first up in similar grade but gave in very meekly last start. Needs to lift.

5.  TAKEDOWN (1)  47x5400x78

T: Gary Moore/ J: Blake Shinn 

Seems to have lost his way at this level. Two starts this time in have only been average. Not likely.

6. THRONUM (8) 06x13x1402

T: Team Hayes & Dabernig / J: Mark Zahra

Is very fast early and has come up very well this time in. Caught in the shadows of the post at Gr 1 level last start this trip. Can lead and place.

7. FELL SWOOP (4)  639x680x59

T: Matty Dale/ J: Jay Ford

Repeat everything we just said about Takedown. He’s just not racing well enough.

8. IN HER TIME (3) 523x112x1

T: Ben Smith / J: Corey Brown

Outstanding mare who showed she was as good as any horse in the country last campaign. But then she spelled. Her trials and her win first up have been outstanding and she looks back better than ever. Last year on Gr 1 The Everest day, she ran faster time than Redzel did in their respective races. Is close to Redzel in the weights but she is up to it and will stretch him.

9. ENGLISH (12) 66x4269x52

T: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott/ J: Sam Clipperton

Former Champion 2YO, dual Gr 1 winner, and importantly is a Gr 1 winner on this track. Super older mare too who has placed in this race past two years. And her dashing 2nd last start this grade was suggestive of a brilliant run again this year. Will run home hard.

10. GLOBAL GLAMOUR (10)  02x19x6422

T: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott/ J: Tim Clark

Very fast mare who is racing in great heart. Dashed to lead past two in top grade and was run down on the line both times. Home track here and rates a place show.

11. MISSROCK (13) 1449729×37

T: Robbie Laing / J: Damien Oliver

Is an outstanding sprinter and is the type of horse suited to this race. Will get back and run on very gamely. Did that when resuming and 2nd this grade, but was a little disappointing 2nd up in the Gr 1 Newmarket. Expect her to improve.

12. TRAPEZE ARTIST (9)  3x6410x143

T: Gerald Ryan/ J: Tye Angland

Exciting sprinting 3YO. Won brilliantly first up then taken out of his comfort zone in slightly longer races and his bravery kept him in those Gr 1 races. Has been freshened and if there is any rain about he comes right into this.

13.   SHOWTIME (14)  x212510x237

T: Team Hawkes/ J: Brenton Avdulla 

Good strong, reliable, powerful racehorse. He has been racing well in this grade both here and in Victoria. This is really strong but he will be up on pace all way and can box on for place.

14. THE MISSION (5) 1x70600x85

T: Paul Perry / J: Zac Purton

Will find this grade tough but has won at Gr 1 level here last year and that run last start in similar field was outstanding trial for this. Weight rise will hold him back though.


Tip: 1. REDZEL, 2. In Her Time, 3. Brave Smash, 4. English