Danehill’s relation remains unbeaten; G1 class beckons for $18,000 purchase
REDESDALE’S impressive rise up the ranks continued at Fair Grounds on Saturday when the blue-blooded bargain romped in a salty allowance for trainer Brendan Walsh.
A bargain $18,000 purchase by Chad Schumer, who co-owns the colt with Walsh Racing, Redesdale now boasts three wins from as many starts following similarly impressive wins in a Churchill Down MSW and Fair Grounds allowance race.
Again partnered by Robby Albarado on this occasion, Redesdale set the pace before stretching clear to win by four lengths from Speightsong.
A crack at either the G3 Commonwealth Stakes at Keeneland or G1 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct now beckons for the blue-blooded Redesdale, who boasts one of the deepest families in the Stud Book. A son of Speightstown, Redesdale was bred by Juddmonte Farms out of G2 winner Harpia, a full-sister to top sprinter and outstanding stallion Danehill. Harpia is also a sister to G2 winner Eagle Eyed, a leading sire in Turkey, and a granddaughter of Spring Adieu, a half-sister to none other than Northern Dancer.
Redesdale was purchased by Chad as an unraced racing and stallion prospect during the final sessions of last year’s Keeneland January Sale out of the Mill Ridge Farm draft.