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Redzel flies in trial ahead of return

The application of blinkers saw Redzel (Snitzel {Aus}) step his campaign for back-to-back wins in The Everest up significantly as he easily won a 1000m trial at Rosehill.

Redzel had trialled quietly two weeks ago at Gosford, but Monday's trial was a lot stronger as he dominated from the front and beat two of his Everest rivals at Rosehill, winning the trial by 2.3l.

He returns to the track on September 1 in the G3 Concorde S. (1000m) at Randwick.

Current favourite for The Everest, Trapeze Artist (Snitzel {Aus}), was given an easy time in fourth place, with a return expected a week later than Redzel in the G2 Theo Marks S.

The Everest runner English (Encosta De Lago {Aus}), having her first trial of the campaign, was also given a quiet time by James McDonald, and finished fifth.

Oliver claims ninth 'Scobie'

Damien Oliver has claimed a surprise ninth Scobie Breasley Medal at the Victorian Jockey and Trainer Awards in Melbourne.

The veteran jockey polled 54 votes in the award determined by votes from Racing Victoria stewards across all metropolitan meetings. That was ten more than his nearest rival Craig Williams with Damian Lane finishing third.

Williams was considered the hot favourite for his sixth Scobie Breasley Medal, but settled for the Roy Higgins Medal for the most metropolitan winners.

The Fred Hoysted Medal, which recognises the best training performance of the year, went to Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Joseph O'Brien.

Paddy back to top grade

Veteran galloper Authentic Paddy (Howbaddoyouwantit {USA}) is headed back to Group 1 company at his next start.

Awapuni trainer Lisa Latta was delighted with the nine-year-old's third place in Saturday's G2 Foxbridge S. at Te Rapa and he’ll now head to the G1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings on September 1, a race he finished 14th in last year.

From there, he heads to an open handicap at Hastings before another tilt at Group 1 company in the Livamol Classic (2040m) at Hastings on October 6.

Authentic Paddy broke through for his first Group 1 victory in the Zabeel Classic at Ellerslie on Boxing Day last year and has six other G1 placings to his credit.

Viddora closing in on return

Group 1 winning mare Viddora (I Am Invincible {Aus}) continues her steady build-up towards her racetrack return in the G1 Moir S in late September.

Trainer Lloyd Kennewell, who recently relocated his operations from Adelaide to Melbourne, gave the six-year-old a gallop at Moonee Valley on Monday, and she looks in good shape albeit five weeks out from her first-up assignment. She ran her final 400m in 25.21s.

Also in action were G1 Manikato S. winner Hey Doc (Duporth {Aus}), who will resume in Saturday's Listed Carlyon S and G1 Vinery Stud S. winner Hiyaam (High Chaparral {Ire}).