ATT: Redzel rockets past Chautauqua as Australia’s best sprinter


REDZEL rubber-stamped his position as the best sprinter in Australia and potentially the world as the question could now be asked whether Chautauqua will win another Group 1.

The Grey Flash hasn’t appreciated the firm tracks this spring but he is not getting any younger at seven. He has been a star sprinter for so long and deserves his crack at a fourth straight TJ Smith Stakes in the autumn but, with others like Redzel still on the way up, it won’t be an easy task.

It’s hard to write off top horses but if this spring is anything to go by, Chautauqua will need a wet autumn to be storming to more Group 1 success.

Redzel beat a star-studded field to notch his sixth win in a row on Saturday at Flemington.

Redzel beat a star-studded field to notch his sixth win in a row on Saturday at Flemington.Source:Getty Images


VICTORIAN jockey Daniel Moor was on Saturday suspended for two weeks (starting November 15) for striking Lycurgus 14 times with the whip, nine more than allowed, prior to the 100m mark of Race 3 at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday. Moor was also suspended for six meetings at Sandown in September for excessive whip use.

Hard to forget this filly

SOCIAL media was abuzz on Saturday with punters spruiking Unforgotten after her second consecutive city win in seven days at Rosehill. The Fastnet Rock filly was well backed into $1.50 and didn’t disappoint when she cruised to an effortless 2½ length win over 1500m. Her rivals may not have been outstanding but she is going about it the right way and looks a force to be reckoned with next autumn. If she can stay, the Oaks looks well within her reach.

Unforgotten could be one to watch in the autumn.

Unforgotten could be one to watch in the autumn.Source:AAP


TALKING of impressive winners, it was hard not to like what Dynamited did on debut at Rosehill. He got a bit warm before the race but showed great tenacity to run down the leader, Secret Lady, over the concluding stages. Bon Amis was also very good when keeping his unbeaten record intact.

On the money

ONE TAB punter would have been pretty happy with themselves on Saturday night after having a $15,300 double at $2.80 on Unforgotten (Race 2) and Bon Amis (Race 4) to both win at Rosehill. It was a pretty easy watch in both races!

This punter wasn’t the only one celebrating on Saturday. One TAB customer had $100,000 on Bon Amis at $1.40 to make $40,000 profit.

Another big winner was the punter who had a $150 three leg multi of Ace High to win the Victoria Derby, Rekindling in the Mlebourne Cup and Redzel to win the Darley Classic. His collect? An impressive $53,295!

Winning touch

DEPARTING Australian Turf Club chief executive Darren Pearce had reason to smile on Saturday when the horse he part-owns, Intueri won Race 5 at Rosehill. Pearce races Intueri with some family members and some of his closest mates.

Picture perfect

THERE was an interesting post on Facebook last week from injured jockey John Kissick, who called for a social media campaign (through photos) to show the countless horses around Australia that are enjoying a wonderful life after racing. It’s too late for this year but this would be a great idea for the industry to organise during Melbourne Cup week next year. We, as a racing industry, can do more during Melbourne Cup week to fight back against those criticising our sport and show the general public the real bonds between horses and their staff and the many thoroughbreds living a happy life after their racing days are over.


GODOLPHIN announced the retirement of Qewy after his unplaced effort in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

HORSES TO FOLLOW: Unforgotten (keep following her), Just Dreaming (can win again).

ONES TO SACK: Sangita (had race fitness on her side Saturday, too), Shalmaneser (had too many chances), In Times Of War (had her chance again).

RIDE OF THE DAY: Blaike McDougall (Machinegun Jubs)

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “That’s unbelievable, 33.85s (for the last 600m) for two-year-olds. I can’t remember seeing two-year-olds run that the last 600m (at Rosehill), not this early in the year,” GARY PORTELLI re the sectionals in the opening race on Saturday.


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