Rapid Redux

Rapid Redux

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Rapid Redux Aims for 16 in a Row at Timonium

Rapid Redux will face seven in a 1 1/16-mile starter allowance Sept. 4.

Robert Cole Jr.’s Rapid Redux will shoot for his 16th straight win when he’ll likely go off as the favorite at the Maryland State Fair Sunday, Sept. 4.

Claimed for $6,500 at Penn National last October, the 5-year-old won seven of 14 races in 2010 and is 13-for-13 this year. His 15 straight wins have come at distances ranging from five furlongs to 1 1/8 miles, all while under the care of trainer David Wells. The gelded son of Pleasantly Perfect has beaten starter-allowance company 11 times during the streak. Most recently, he won as the 1-5 favorite Aug. 22 at Thistledown.
“The last race was really tough on him,” said Wells. “We woke him up really early and it was a six-hour trip. A sprinter really wore him down and he was tired after the effort. But he’s back, he’s sharp and we expect a big effort out of him on Sunday.”
Rapid Redux will face seven in the 1 1/16-mile starter allowance, which takes them around three turns at Timonium. Juan Acosta, who has won two races aboard Rapid Redux, regains the mount. Post time is at 4:22 p.m. EDT.
Out of the Storm Cat mare Thiscatsforcaryl, Rapid Redux was bred in Kentucky by Fortress Pacific Equine. For his career, he has a 21-1-1 slate from 35 starts and has earned $285,594.