Second Group One Win for Russian Revolution

Monday, February 26, 2018

Powerhouse Snitzel sprinter Russian Revolution added a second Group I win to his resume at Caulfield last Saturday with an explosive win in the Group I MRC Oakleigh Plate.

Newgate Farm is a major shareholder in the 4YO entire, so Henry Field was naturally over the moon at Russian Revolution’s ‘double’, particularly as the horse is gearing up to stand at his Hunter Valley property this spring.

“He (Russian Revolution) is a remarkable racehorse … blistering speed,” Field told Aushorse. 

“There are not exactly a heap of those 1000m, 1100m Group Ones and to win both the (Group One) The Galaxy (last March) and now the Oakleigh, is really special. A lot of good stallions have won those races: Snippets won them both, while you also have Bletchingly, Luskin Star, Snitzel, Fastnet Rock and Starspangledbanner up on the honour board.

“Russian Revolution has only been beaten the once over 1000m – and that was in a Group One – and he sat four wide on Saturday with top weight, so it solidifies what a class horse he is.

“There would be very few horses quicker over 1000m. He won a trial by six lengths in January and track watchers at Randwick told me they couldn’t remember anything going so fast.

“Full credit to (trainers) Peter and Paul Snowden … I would have been happy to retire him last year after the Galaxy but he came back in the spring with a Group Two in the McEwen Stakes and now the Oakleigh Plate.”

The Oakleigh Plate victory also continues Newgate’sflourishing association with China Horse Club … the partnership’s third Group One success in the past two years.

A delighted China Horse Club Bloodstock & Racing Manager, Michael Wallace, said a decision on Russian Revolution’s immediate racing future would be made in the next few days.

“It was a brilliant performance and we’ll sit down with Peter and Paul and the other partners and see where he goes from here,” Wallace reveals. “One way or another he’ll be heading to Newgate this spring.”


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