Over the course of the Spring we will be highlighting numerous horses as #SpringStar runners. They are horses we have identified as major chances in some of the big Spring Carnival races.
Russian Revolution put his hand up for Spring Star status back in the Autumn when he took out the G1 Galaxy 1st up from a spell over Redzel. It is worth noting they put a huge margin 3rd to 4th that day in a very strong renewal of the race. Despite a heavy track that day we are certain the form references were not hugely fluked and flattered by the wet track.
Russian Revolution is set to resume in the G2 McEwen Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday 9 September and has been installed as a 3.20 chance behind early market leader Houtzen in that race.
It looks a perfect spot to be resuming when a logical path forward from there would be Moir Stakes (1000m G1 WFA M Valley on 29 September), The Everest (1200m WFA Randwick on 14 October), Manikato Stakes (1200m G1 WFA M Valley on 27 October)
Russian Revolution screamed he is ready to return with new career peaks in the Spring when a close 2nd to Redzel in a trial at Randwick on 21 August. Bowman was forced to work forward from a wide position early after being only averagely away. After a tough trip he came against at Redzel in deep stretch to only miss by 0.4l with a big gap back to Happy Clapper in 3rd some 4l away who has since franked the form to a major degree knocking off Tom Melbourne in the Tramway at G2 level.
At this stage we can get 15.00 about Russian Revolution in The Everest and 10.00 about him in the Manikato Stakes. That is a 150/1 which is great value. Why there is no price up for the G1 Moir which seems a logical step in his path I’m not sure at this stage so we can only wait and see on that one but it is more likely than not that the Snowden yard consider Redzel a more suitable Moir horse whilst Russian Revolution is better suited to the 1200m of the Manikato Stakes.