My Redeemer on song ahead of Paws Of Thunder

Melbourne Cup winner My Redeemer is in great shape ahead of this year’s Paws Of Thunder.

TRAINER David Geall believes 2018 Melbourne Cup winner My Reedemmer is in top order ahead of a tilt at the Group 1 Paws Of Thunder.

The son of Fernando Bale recorded his sixth win on the trot on December 29, spearing out early to win easily at the 600m trip at the Meadows.

Geall will now rest the Cup winner until the first of the Paws Of Thunder heats on January 12, with the final run and won a week later.

My Redeemer ($12) is on the fourth line of betting at online bookmaker Sportsbet to win the 2019 Paws Of Thunder.

Black Opium ($8) is the favourite for the first Group 1 race of the year, the only greyhound in single figures.

My Redeemer would enter rare air if he was able to complete the Melbourne Cup/Paws Of Thunder double, and the trainer believes the chaser is on the right path.

Geall said the tried and true method of running his star at a longer distance before dropping him back to shorter circuit will be followed heading into the Paws Of Thunder.

“My Redeemer won over 600m at The Meadows on December 29 so he won’t have another race before the Paws Of Thunder heats on January 12,” Geall said.

“After My Redeemer has a 600m race he performs really well at shorter distances, such as the 520m of the Thunder, if he has a fortnight’s break before resuming.”

The chaser has proved he is adept at chasing on the home state of Victoria, but My Redeemer’s Sydney form is equally as impressive.

My Redeemer has won at Wentworth Park, recording blistering times of 29.64 and 29.67.

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