Six in and six to go ... Chris Scholtz looks at the contenders and pretenders in line to fill the remaining available slots in the $13 million The Everest at Royal Randwick on Saturday 13 October.
There really are no surprises among the six horses already claimed by The Everest slot holders to represent them in the world’s richest sprint race at Randwick in October. When English joined the confirmed list this week, she became the third starter from the inaugural The Everest last October to be given a second chance in the 1200m sprint, now worth $13m.
The other done deals with last year’s The Everest runners so far cover the inaugural winner Redzel and Brave Smash, the Japanese import who finished third. English finished sixth last year.
In Her Time, the Newcastle-trained mare who was unlucky not to make The Everest field last year, has no such worries in 2018 as she is also among the early slot holder selections for this year’s race.
And it was obvious The Everest slot holders were always going to be hot on securing the star three-year-olds Trapeze Artist and Shoals after their Group One heroics against older rivals during the autumn.
So, with the 2018 Everest still more than three months down the track, half the field is already locked away with the following six horses to race for slot holders in partnership with their registered owners:-
REDZEL (Slot Holder - Yulong Investments): BRAVE SMASH (Chris Waller Racing); ENGLISH (Damion Flower); IN HER TIME (Tabcorp); TRAPEZE ARTIST (Aquis Farm); SHOALS (The Star).
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