Analyst: Michael Gannon
Oct 16, 2017 01:29 AM
Kerrin McEvoy wins the biggest race on Saturday and then on Sunday
Every week we will present our weekend wonder, the best performer across the weekend's racing. Our job was an easy one to start things off after one jockey claimed the prize for the biggest race on both days - Kerrin McEvoy
McEvoy continued his 12 month dominance in Group One races on Saturday when he steered Redzel to victory in the inaugural running of the Everest.
McEvoy executed a faultless tactical ride aboard the son of Snitzel, getting it right from the jump, settling nicely behind Houtzen in second place. He gave him a breather at around the 600m mark and then put them to the sword. By the 200m McEvoy had gapped the field enough to hold off the late charge that came from Vega Magic.
After winning the richest turf race in the world, McEvoy would have been forgiven for joining in post-race celebrations, but he had other plans. The star hoop flew to Victoria and backed up his effort the next day to steer the Charlie Appleby trained Folkswood from an awkward barrier 11 in a twelve horse field, to claim a convincing victory in the Cranbourne Cup.
Folkswood will head to the Cox Plate and Redzel is likely to head to the Darley Classic over 1200m on the last day of the Flemington carnival.