Redicean makes mark in Triumph Hurdle market with Kempton success


Redicean maintained his unbeaten record since switching to Alan King when making it two from two at Kempton Park with an impressive success in the 32Red Casino Juvenile Hurdle.

After scoring at the Sunbury track 17 days ago, the Medicean gelding defied a penalty for that success in showing a good turn of foot between the last two flight before crossing the line 10 lengths clear of Vaziani.

Assistant trainer Ollie Wardle said of the 8-13 winner: "They can't go quick enough for him. Wayne (Hutchinson) feels a stronger gallop will help him even more."

He added: "We can't be more happy with his first two starts over hurdles, to win both starts by 10 lengths going away.

King is on holiday in the Maldives, from where he said: "We might run him on (Cheltenham) trials' day in two weeks' time if he is fresh and well at home, as he might want to have an experience of Cheltenham."

Betfair slashed Redicean in price to 10-1 from 25-1 for the JCB Triumph Hurdle at the Festival in March.