Redzel wins the Darley Classic at Flemington

RED RIDER: Kerrin McEvoy guides Redzel home in the Darley Classic at Flemington.
RED RIDER: Kerrin McEvoy guides Redzel home in the Darley Classic at Flemington.

The Waddington brothers are again a bit wealthier after sprinter Redzel dominated the field to take out the Darley Classic at Flemington on Saturday.

Less than a month after winning the inaugural  $10 million TAB Everest (1200m) at Royal Randwick, the five-year-old confirmed his status as an elite sprinter with a charging run up the straight.

It’s more good news for Prospect’s Mark Waddington and brother Michael of Longford, who make up one of 30 syndicate owners for the gelding.

Mark Waddington said the sprinter showed his run at Randwick was no fluke.

“We really wanted him to beat some of the horses he raced against at Randwick again, so they could show him the respect he deserves,” he said.

“We were quietly confident he would be up there at the finish.

“For us, he is just the perfect horse.”

Redzel now has six straight wins, and 11 overall in his career from 21 starts.

He has also earned almost $7.8million in stakes.