Superstar jockey Kerrin McEvoy will be looking to complete a dream 2018 with a win in the VRC Sprint aboard TAB favourite Redzel.
McEvoy won yesterday’s Melbourne Cup on Cross Counter and he rode Redzel to win the world’s richest turf race the TAB Everest last month.
Redzel, who is $4.40 to win Saturday’s race, won the VRC Sprint last year with McEvoy in the saddle.
“This race is now one of the highlights of the Flemington carnival and this year the field looks classy and deep,” TAB’s Nick Quinn said.
TAB took a $5,000 wager yesterday on Brave Smash at $11 and despite that bet, the Darren Weir trained stallion has since drifted to $13.
In Saturday’s other group one, Blair House is the clear $2.20 favourite to win the Mackinnon Stakes.
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VRC Sprint Classic odds
$8 Santa Ana Lane
$10 Jungle Cat, U S Navy Flag
$13+ Others Quoted
Mackinnon Stakes odds
$2.20 Blair House
$7 Extra Brut
$10 Trap For Fools
$15+ Others Quoted