The Patrick Webster-trained miler and reigning Epsom Handicap winner sits above another cult track figure, Tom Melbourne, and the Darren Weir-trained Tosen Stardom at $15. Happy Clapper finished second in last year’s Doncaster before his breakthrough Group 1 success at Randwick in the Epsom in September. The TAB has opened All In (pre-nomination) markets on the big three races of the 2018 Championships — with markets for the Doncaster Mile, T.J. Smith Stakes and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, along with the second running of The Everest on October 13 next year. “The Doncaster Mile has always been an iconic feature race on the Sydney calendar and a very tough one to win, “ TAB’s Glenn Munsie said. “You just have to look at the quality of runners we have quoted at the top of the market to see what a great race it is.” Redzel, the new star of the sprinting ranks in Australia has replaced the established benchmark in Chautauqua as the favourite at $6 for the T.J. Smith Stakes. Jockey Blake Shinn on Happy Clapper (centre) take the lead to win the TAB Epsom Handicap. Picture: AAPSource:AAP The grey flash holds down the next line at $8 from Vega Magic $11, ahead of three-year-olds Menari and Merchant Navy (both $15) as the only runners listed at less than $26. “Redzel has zoomed to the top of the tree in regards to sprinters in Australia over the last few months with wins in the Doomben 10,000, Shorts, The TAB Everest and Darley Classic. I can’t remember a sprinter with a CV like that for a long while,” Munsie said. “Of course you only have to mention The T.J. Smith and Chautauqua jumps out at you having won the last three runnings which is a phenomenal effort in itself. “His spring campaign went without a win but he has made the autumn his own in the past.” The race that captured the imagination of all, The TAB Everest, will be run on October 13 with the early market dominated by those that featured high in betting in this year’s race. Defending champion Redzel goes up $8 favourite from Chautauqua and Vega Magic at $11 with Menari, Merchant Navy and Winx at $15. Three-time winner Chautauqua is second favourite for next year’s T.J. Smith Stakes. Picture: Getty