The Everest - Six locked in but who's next?

Tom Walter - Thursday September 14

With just over a month until October 14, The Everest jigsaw is starting to take shape with six horses currently locked in but there are many still vying for a place in the field.

 

This Saturday's racing in Sydney and Melbourne is set to provide some further clarity on which Everest aspirants will fill the remaining slots.

The Group II The Shorts (1100m) at Randwick will see confirmed Everest starters Chautauqua, Redzel, Fell Swoop and English clash while Takedown will be pushing his claims for an Everest berth.

In the Flemington Group II Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m), Redkirk Warrior has the opportunity to consolidate his position in the Everest field under The Star banner while the likes of Voodoo Lad and Japonisme could also state their case in the straight-six contest.

Among the highest rated sprinters still chasing suitors for a slot are Russian Revolution, Terravista, and Spieth.

Slot holders have until 10am on Tuesday October 10 to nominate a runner for the inaugural $10 million event.

SLOT HOLDER

RUNNER

The Star

Lindsay Park Racing (most likely Vega Magic or Redkirk Warrior)

TAB

English

Inglis

Fell Swoop

Australian Turf Club

Brave Smash, Clearly Innocent, Global Glamour or Le Romain

Greg Ingham

Chautauqua

Aquis Farm

Houtzen

Yu Long Investments

She Will Reign

James Harron

Redzel

Coolmore

TBA

Damion Flower (Jadeskye Racing)

TBA

Chris Waller Racing

TBA

Max Whitby (Everest Racing Pty Ltd)

TBA

Other potential Everest runners: Terravista, Spieth, Menari, Russian Revolution, Formality, Pariah, Deploy, Malaguerra, Heatherly, Takedown, Supido, Jukebox, In Her Time, Voodoo Lad, Sheidel, Japonisme.

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