Hot Streak (third): fancied to become a top sprinter this seasonPICTURE: Martin Lynch (racingpost.com/photos)
Redvers thinks Hot Streak has more to offer
HOT STREAK, third in the Group 3 Palace House Stakes on Saturday, could develop into one of the leading sprinters this year according to Qatar Racing adviser David Redvers.
The Kevin Ryan-trained three-year-old, who is owned by Qatar Racing Limited, was beaten less than a length by Sole Power at Newmarket in his first race against older horses.
Last season Hot Streak established himself as one of the top juvenile sprinters with victory in the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes at Ascot, before going down by half a length to Astaire in the Group 1 Middle Park.
Redvers, speaking in the Racing Post's Monday Jury, said: "One horse who excites me is our own Hot Streak, who ran a great race under a three-year-old penalty.
"Given the finish was fought out by two Group 1 horses, I thought it was a massive run. With progress, he could be crowned sprinter of the year."
Redvers was joined on jury duty by Frankie Dettori and Johnny Murtagh, with the latter impressed by Australia's run in the 2,000 Guineas as a trial for the Investec Derby.
Murtagh said: "Australia looks the one for the Derby. As trials for Epsom go, I'm sure Aidan O'Brien will be thrilled. Australia is bred to be even better over a mile and a half, and he ticks all the boxes at this stage."
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