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The Everest 2019, the field, who will win?, odds, when, where

The Advertiser 2019-10-09 15:12:00

The field for The TAB Everest is shaping as another cracking line-up of sprinters, headed by the two-time Everest champion Redzel.

The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained gelding is on track for a three-peat in the world’s richest race on turf at Royal Randwick on October 19, but he faces a big challenge from Everest newcomers including Pierata, Sunlight, Arcadia Queen and Irish raider Ten Sovereigns.

Santa Ana Lane is back to improve on his sixth placing in last year’s race as is In Her Time, while rising star Classique Legend, top three-year-old Yes Yes Yes and speed machine Nature Strip at X-factor to the race.

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THE TAB EVEREST

WHEN: October 19


WHERE: Royal Randwick

RACE DISTANCE: 1200m

PRIZEMONEY: $14 million

THE CONTENDERS

REDZEL

7yo bg Snitzel-Millrich

Career statistics: 35 starts; 15 wins - 8 2nds - 2 3rds.

Prizemoney: $15,663,500

Trainer: Peter and Paul Snowden

Slot holder: Yu Long Investments

Recent form: The two-time Everest winner returned to his old form with a win in the Concorde Stakes first-up and was run down at his latest run by Pierata in The Shorts. He had a good trial on Tuesday morning.

TAB odds: $8

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ARCADIA QUEEN

4yo bm Pierro-Arcadia

Career statistics: 7; 6-0-1

Prizemoney: $1,204,785

Trainer: Chris Waller

Slot holder: The Star

Recent form: Debuted in NSW last month for her new trainer to win the Theo Marks Stakes over 1300m. The plan was always to have a trial after that and go into the race second-up rock-hard fit.

TAB odds: $6

SUNLIGHT

4yo bm Zoustar-Solar Charged

Career statistics: 19; 11-1-5.

Prizemoney: $4,655,950

Trainer: Tony and Calvin McEvoy

Slot holder: Max Whitby

Recent form: She’s had three runs this time in because she gets better the deeper she goes into a preparation. And she’s improved with each, culminating in a win last start in the Gilgai Stakes at Flemington. Really needs a dry track.

TAB odds: $11

SANTA ANA LANE

7yo bg Lope De Vega-Fast Fleet

Career statistics: 35; 10-2-5.

Prizemoney: $5,288,836

Trainer: Anthony Freedman

Slot holder: TAB

Recent form: The five-time G1 winner was first-up in the Gilgai Stakes last weekend l to run second to Sunlight. He’s won three times second-up.

TAB odds: $4.60 favourite

PIERATA

5yo brh Pierro-November Flight

Career statistics: 21; 8-6-2.

Prizemoney: $3,629,700

Trainer: Gregory Hickman

Slot holder: Aquis

Recent form: He was unlucky not to win first-up against Redzel in the Concorde Stakes. Got his revenge the next time they met last start when winning The Shorts. Became Everest favourite.

TAB odds: $5

CLASSIQUE LEGEND

4yo grg Not A Single Doubt-Pinocchio

Career statistics: 6; 3-1-2.

Prizemoney: $917,000

Trainer: Les Bridge

Slot holder: Bon Ho & Carmel Size Racing

Recent form: Confirmed he was up to a race like this first-up when running second to Pierata and beating Redzel. Off that run, he was expected to win the Premiere Stakes but was upstaged by Brutal. Not far off them though.

TAB odds: $11

IN HER TIME

7yo bm Time Thief-Hell It’s Hot

Career statistics: 25; 9-4-3.

Prizemoney: $3,142,725

Trainer: Kris Lees

Slot holder: Inglis

Recent form: We’ve only seen her at the barrier trials this time in because she’s going into The Everest first-up. She looked great behind Redzel in a trial this week and she’s won five times from eight fresh runs including two Group 1s.

TAB odds: $17

TEN SOVEREIGNS

3yo bc No Nay Never-Seeking Solace

Career statistics: 7; 4-0-0.

Prizemoney: $953,002

Trainer: Aiden O’Brien

Slot holder: Coolmore

Recent form: Showed his class when winning the Group 1 July Cup at Newmarket. His latest run was a sixth placing in the Group 1 Nunthorpe but he’s looking for 1200m and a dry track.

TAB odds: $15

NATURE STRIP

5yo chg Nicconi-Strikeline

Career statistics: 18; 11-2-0.

Prizemoney: $1,879,285

Trainer: Chris Waller

Slot holder: James Harron

Recent form: Two-time Group 1 winner was back to his blistering best with victory in the Moir Stakes at The Valley. Query at 1200m but will give rivals plenty to chase.

TAB odds: $15

YES YES YES

3yo bc Rubick-Sin Sin Sin

Career statistics: 7; 3-3-0.

Prizemoney: $575,450

Trainer: Chris Waller

Slot holder: Chris Waller Racing

Recent form: Classy three-year-old will take on the older horses after seconds in the Run To The Rose and Golden Rose.

TAB odds: $11

SLOTS REMAINING

Godolphin

Melbourne Racing Club

Originally published as The contenders: Who will win The Everest?