Reddivo is set to ride a summer wave of opportunities after he posted an overdue win on Werribee Cup Day.
The five-year-old gelding who hadn’t won since scoring his maiden win at Geelong on Boxing Day last year, returned to form sustaining a long run from last to score a runaway victory in the Global Turf BM64 Hcp on Sunday.
Reddivo has had his share of excuses in the last 12 months but enjoyed a trouble-free run with a patient ride from jockey Daniel Moor.
Never more than seven lengths off the lead in a race of little change, Reddivo ($7) trailed the field before hooking out and quickly circling the field up to five-wide from the 1000 metres.
After joining the leaders on the home turn, the son of Redwood dashed to the front in the middle of the track and under Moor’s urgings he raced away over the final 200 metres to score by 4-1/4 lengths from Shakib ($5.50).
Reddivo’s only other win was over 2447 metres at Geelong but since that day had not been to 2400 metres or beyond in eight starts.
“He’s genuine two miler and has been screaming for the sort of trip he got at Werribee,” trainer Jamie Edwards said.
“He’s a very clean-winded horse and the steady tempo suited him and he just outstayed them.
“It was a dominant win and he’s only going to keep improving with more runs over these kinds of trips.
“It’s a great time of year for him as there are a lot of similar races coming up over summer.”
Breeder John Carter and large band of co-owners race Reddivo who is a full brother to Brisbane Group 3 Premier’s Cup winner and New Zealand Derby runner-up Rising Red.