2019 VRC Sprint Classic Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips - The Everest form to shine with Redzel

Redzel heads the market for the VRC Sprint (Darley) Classic at Flemington
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Redzel is the class act of the field. (Getty Images)

2019 VRC Sprint Classic Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Date: Saturday November 9, 2019
Time: TBA
Racecourse: Flemington
Distance: 1200m
Status: Group 1

The VRC Sprint (Darley) Classic runs on the final day of the 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival and it features Australia's best sprinters and even some international entrants.

2018 VRC Sprint Classic result


Santa Ana Lane continued his amazing 2018 with his third Group 1 win. With the likes of Redzel and Pierata holding the aces in the betting, Santa Ana Lane was again underrated by bookmakers when beating In Her Time close to the line.

Here's what we said about the eventual winner.

"Santa Ana Lane has already scored multiple Group 1 wins this year and although beaten when sixth in The Everest, his class shouldn't come into question.

What could come into question are his statistics at Flemington, which don't read well, but there will be plenty of pace in this race and he might be able to soak it up at the back of the field and storm home.

Punters might get better than 9.00 on the day but it's not bad shopping."


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Bill Rosenthal 11 November 2018

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