Kerrin McEvoy has stayed loyal with the connections of Redzel, with the jockey indicating he will attempt to win a third-consecutive Everest on the sprinter next month.
McEvoy rode budding star Classique Legend to an impressive trial win at Randwick on Tuesday but just a few hours later opted to stick with Redzel, who won his first race for nearly 12 months last Saturday when he took the Concorde Stakes.
Despite that win, many punters expected McEvoy would grab the ride on the emerging Classique Legend, but it was confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that McEvoy has taken the ride on Redzel in The Shorts later this month, with a pledge to continue with the horse onto The Everest as long as he holds his form.
Nash Rawiller’s super form since his return to racing has seen him pick up the prized mount on Classique Legend in the $500,000 G2 The Shorts over 1100 metres at Randwick.
Redzel has certainly been good to McEvoy, delivering the two biggest payouts for a winning jockey in Australian racing history with his two wins in The Everest.
In 2017, McEvoy was awarded $290,000 from the split of The Everest prizemoney and 12 months later that rose to $325,000.