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The Everest 2019
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The Everest 2019 Information
The Everest is Australia’s richest race as well as the richest turf race in the world. The race boasts a total prize pool of $14,000,000 and is at weight for age conditions for all horses who must pay a $600,000 entry fee to race. 2019 The Everest will be run on Saturday the 19th of October, 2019 at Randwick racecourse.
The field limit is 12 horses with the race introduced to lure the best International sprinters from around the world.
We’ve got a free in-depth 2019 Everest Tips Preview of every horse including our 2019 Everest Tips, how to watch it and what time it starts.
The Everest 2019 Slots
Connections who wish to enter into The Everest will need to secure a slot.
In the races, inaugural year slots were sold at $600,000 per year and required a three-year commitment from purchasers.
Despite there being some scepticism from racing enthusiasts all slots for 2019 The Everest were sold well prior to the race.
Slots for The Everest are trade-able commercial instruments meaning they can be sold, joint-ventured or leased at a time prior to a nominated race entry date.
The Everest 2019 Prize Money
The Everest is not only Australia’s richest race but the richest turf race in the world. The 12 runners of 2019 The Everest will race for a staggering $14 million in prize money.
The winner of The Everest will collect over $6 million while the connections of the runner up and the third-placed horse will also take home over $1 million in prize money.
Prize Money Breakdown
|7th – 14th||$400,000||Equine Welfare Fund:||$140,000|
The 12 slots sold will make up $7.2 million of the prize money while the remaining prize money will be raised by other revenues generated from the race meeting.
The Everest 2019 Form Guide
The weight-for-age sprint is expected to attract the world’s best sprinters and form lines from all over the globe.
The form guide for 2019 The Everest will take into account lead-up runs, track & distance records and the barrier draw. Given the race will be run at Randwick Racecourse we will also look at horses who have performed at the venue in the past.
The weight-for-age TJ Smith Stakes is a 1200m race run at Randwick which will also prove to be an ideal guide. The 2019 TJ Smith Stakes was won by Santa Ana Lane.
In our 2019 Everest Tips Preview of the race, we dissect every aspect of the form guide and include race replays in the lead up to the 2019 Everest.
The Everest 2019 International Runners
In 2019 Irish galloper TEN SOVEREIGNS for Coolmore will run in The Everest. The colt by No Na Never is still a Northern Hemisphere 3 year old colt, but under WFA conditions in Australia he’ll have to carry the full allotment of 58.5kg reserved for colts and gelding that are 4 years and older.
The Everest 2019 Field
The field for 2019 The Everest race has yet to be decided with slot holders determine their horses.
Below is a list of the current horses who have secured 2019 The Everest slot and their respective slot holder.
|1||Carmel Size Racing / Classique Legend|
|2||Aquis Farm / Pierata|
|3||Yu Long Investments / Redzel|
|4||Inglis / In Her Time|
|5||Coolmore / Ten Sovereigns|
|6||Godolphin / Alizee|
|7||The Star Casino / Arcadia Queen|
|8||TAB / Santa Ana Lane|
|9||Chris Waller / Yes Yes Yes|
|10||MRC / Trekking|
|11||Max Whitby / Sunlight|
|12||James Harron Bloodstock / Nature Strip|
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In Her Time
When is The Everest 2019?
The Everest 2019 will be run on Saturday, October 19 at Randwick racecourse.
What time is The Everest 2019?
The Everest 2019 will be run at 4:15 PM on Saturday, October 19 at Randwick racecourse.
Where is The Everest 2019?
The Everest 2019 will take place at Randwick racecourse on Saturday, October 19.
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The Everest Winners
- 2018: Redzel
- 2017: Redzel
2019 EVEREST TIPS PREVIEW: A Comprehensive Look at the Race
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1200M RACE AT RANDWICK RACECOURSE
RACE TIME: 4:15 PM
OCTOBER 19, 2019
Decisive winner of both of The Everest’s run to date in 2017 & 2019 looking for a hat trick in 2019.
Looked as though he’d just about had enough of racing in the Autumn / Winter where he was well below his best, but those fears were allayed as soon as he stepped out in public for two trials leading into his Spring campaign, looking back to his brilliant best in both.
Resumed in the G3 Concorde on September 7th in what was dubbed as a virtual “Everest Prelude”. The dual Everest winner lived up to his brilliant trial form and defied the 60kg to lead all the way and win the race for a 3rd consecutive year. Included in the field he beat that day was fellow Everest slot holders Pierata and Nature Strip.
He’ll be up on the pace but whether he sits outside the lead or takes a trail will all depend on how fast the speed merchant Nature Strip wants to go along out in front.
Going as good as he ever has which makes him a genuine winning hope because in 2017 & 2018 he won the Concorde 1st up then won The Everest 3rd up so he profiles the exact same as the way in 2019.
VERDICT: Can Win Again.
Genuine star sprinter who despite the fact he has only won once at the elite G1 level from 8 attempts. He’s also had 3 G1 placings and just doesn’t know how to run a bad race, he tries his heart out every run.
Flashed home 1st up running incredible sectionals in the Concorde when a narrow 2nd to Redzel, who led at a slow tempo and had everything to suit whilst Pierata had to make up ground despite the unsuitable tempo. His 600m (31.84) / 400m (21.08) / 200m (10.88) was the fastest closing splits on the entire day at Randwick and by some margin.
2nd up over 1100m in the G2 The Shorts he was back in the winner’s enclosure after turning the tables on Redzel & also defeating, at the time, The Everest favourite Classique Legend. Again he rattled home in the fastest last 600m (33.46) / 400m (22.30) / 200m (11.50) on the Randwick on the Soft 7 rated track.
In career-best form, we know he’s got the class and that the expected fast pace in the race will suit him perfectly.
VERDICT: A Main Danger.
3. Santa Ana Lane
The world’s best sprinter in my opinion despite global ratings putting Europe’s Battaash above him, but I don’t subscribe to that.
Runs the fastest closing 600/400/200 in every race he runs in now day regardless of weight and or distance. He did exactly that when resuming 1st up over 1200m in the Gilgai at Flemington despite giving away weight to everything. Straight track specialist Sunlight who he re-opposes here held on narrowly to win the race, but she was fully fit having her 3rd run for the prep, whilst Santa was 1st up.
He never is at 100% fresh, only having won 2 from 8 1st up, with those two wins both coming as a 3 year, without having won in 6 subsequent attempts. He explodes 2nd up though. So don’t read anything into the fact he was beaten, take out of it that he needed the run and had a big weight but produced arguably the best 1st up run of his career in circumstances.
He’ll be 110% on Saturday. As I said in my humble opinion not only is he the best sprinter in Australia, he’s the best sprinter in the world and I’m fully expecting him to confirm that beyond any shadow of a doubt in the 2019 Everest.
Only three factors can beat him.
1) A heavy track, which looks no chance of eventuating unless forecasts are terribly wrong.
2) A farcically slow tempo upfront which makes it mathematically and physically impossible for him to make up ground and win, that looks most unlikely to happen with Redzel and particularly Nature Strip engaged.
3) Pot Bad Luck
The only difference between The 2019 Everest and the 2019 TJ Smith is the horses he’s up against. The only new horse on the scene that gives me the slightest concern is Arcadia Queen. She’s a megastar we know that but I just doubt she’s world-class at 1200m, having only won a maiden at that distance. Her best performances have been at 1600m-1800m although she is still very lightly raced.
5 time G1 winner. Conditions perfect. Horse perfect.
VERDICT: BEST BET OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2019… SUPER CONFIDENT HE PROVES THE #WBS!
Godolphin galloper who was overlooked for their own 2019 Everest slot in favour of mare Alizee, but earned a start by winning last Saturday’s Schillaci Stakes which for the 1st time was a “Win and You’re In” race for the 2019 Everest.
It was a very good win in the G2 at Caulfield, no doubt, but the overall quality of the field was very disappointing considering the winner automatically got the final spot for the $14million mega race this Saturday at Randwick – Sure Ball of Muscle and Booker are G1 winners but as far as my ranking of Australian sprinters go, neither are inside at least the top 15.
The 5yo Street Cry gelding was slow a maturer despite winning on debut at 2 and running in the Golden Slipper (12th of 16 beaten 17 lengths), he was still going around in benchmark and listed grade races this time 12 months ago and by no means was he dominating that class he was still very hit and miss.
However fast forward 12 months and he’s now a G1 Stradbroke Handicap plus a G2 & G3 winner, with an additional G1 placing thrown into the mix.
He’s burst onto the scene in 2019 and is building a resume of a genuine star & being a gelding he still has a minimum of 2 or 3 high-quality seasons of racing left in him.
Still on a steep upward spiral but yet to prove himself against the worlds elite that he clashes with her, it’s another step up in grade again.
Not without a sporting chance at 20/1 which I think represents a great each way or place only betting proposition.
VERDICT: A MUST FOR ALL EXOTICS
5. Nature Strip
Potentially the fastest sprinter in Australia, in the world (although Aethero the HK galloper might argue that point) but just lacks stamina and the ability to be able to maintain his blistering speed especially at 1200m and that’s what holds him back from being absolute top class.
Much maligned galloper amongst punters, but that’s natural for the betting public considering he’s not Black Caviar or Winx, yet he’s gone off outright favourite 17 out of his 18 starts.
The longest price he’s SP’d at was $4.40, the only time he hasn’t started favourite (when he was beaten at his 2nd start under the care of disgraced trainer Robert Smerdon) and that’s not because he’s raced in weak races, he’s had 5 starts at G1, 3 at G2 & 1 at G3 and started favourite in them all.
He’s a 2 time G1 winner, winning the 1100m Galaxy in the Autumn and then the last start he won the 1000m Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley.
Trainer of the horse Chris Waller secretly consulted with champion former trainer of Black Caviar, Peter Moody, pre-race and Moody’s advice was simple – “let fast horses run fast”.
As per Moody’s advice, Nature Strip was let speed along in front, leading and clinging on late to win the 1000m feature.
I don’t give him any chance in the world of winning here. If he’s let run along out in front he hits a brick wall late which is (just) ok over 1000m/1100m maximum, but he just can’t sustain a strong 6 furlongs.
If they restrain him in an effort to try running a strong 1200m he simply can’t accelerate his best chance would be too absolute go like the speed of light out in front and set up a huge lead and somehow try to hold on.
VERDICT: DON’T THINK HE RUNS TOP 6
6. Ten Sovereigns
Still, a 3 year old colt by northern hemisphere, albeit a late-season colt being a rising 4yo in the new year, but in Australia, he gets classed as a 4yo and hence has to carry the full 58.5kg WFA impost as opposed to the other natural 3yo colt Yes Yes Yes who gets in with 53kg. That makes it tough.
Unbeaten at 2 including a G1 1200m win in the 2018 Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket.
Failed to stay the mile 1st up as a 3yo, when starting a hot favourite in the famous English classic the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, the race Frankel so famously won by a ‘minute’.
O’Brien immediately freshened him up and dropped him back down to the 6 furlongs but was only average in the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot when starting an even-money favourite against his own age group, before finding his best in the G1 July Stakes over 1200m down the Newmarket straight to score impressively beating the older horses at WFA. Whilst visually impressive leading all the way to score by 2.75L the horses behind him were 2nd stringers in all honesty.
Yes those who know the European form would argue runner up, Advertise has since come out and won a G1 1300m race in France, but that race was practically a rerun of the Nunthorpe minus winner Ten Sovereigns.
I’m knocking that form when it comes to taking on Australia’s best which have long been considered the world’s best.
Last start in the 1000m G1 Nunthorpe, again at G1 WFA level, he started a short-priced favourite but failed beaten 7 lengths behind Battaash in a win that saw that horse officially leapfrog Santa Ana Lan as the world’s highest-rated sprinter.
Whilst I’ll argue Battaash is better than Santa Ana Lane, he’s certainly the elite level of European sprinters, but even so, he hasn’t been a dominant force in Europe by any stretch.
Blue Point, the now-retired Godolphin stallion beat him fair and square in the G1 1000m King’s Stand at Royal Ascot prior to the Nunthorpe and then just a fortnight ago he was a miserable run, beaten out of sight, in a G1 at Longchamp on Arc Day.
My point in outlying the European sprint form this season is that apart from Blue Point, who retired to stud after his famous Royal Ascot G1 double, they’ve taken it in turns winning the major sprint races.
It’s usually the case, but this year I’m certain as much as ever that the Australian sprint form is far superior to the Euro form.
VERDICT: IT’S A DEFINITE NO FOR ME
(For those who aren’t familiar with the European form I’ve attached his past 4 sprint distance runs the 1st being his G1 Middle Park win as a 2yo)
7. Classique Legend
Lightly raced 4 yo gelding having only his 7th race start in The Everest 2019. Was a one time race favourite for this but despite placing in both runs back this preparation behind very high class G1 horses Redzel & Brutal I think he’s been pretty disappointing.
That might be a bit harsh but neither run suggested to me he’s busting down the door to win The Everest 3rd up vs such a crack field, an infinitely much tougher field than he’s ever met before.
His career highlight came as a 3yo in the Autumn at just his 4th start when he won the G2 Arrowfield Sprint during The Championships at Royal Randwick over this same distance. But he only beat Jonker home that day & Jonker was recently unplaced in Class 6 at Doomben 1st up and then 2nd up last Saturday was weak in The Silver Eagle.
So the form lines out of Classique Legend’s G2 win aren’t what you’d call terrific, especially not for this race. He could furnish into an absolute top liner in time, he’s got plenty of racing to come as a 4yo gelding having had 6 starts, but this is too much too soon.
VERDICT: NOT FOR ME
8. In Her Time
The only horse coming into the race 1st up.
Why wouldn’t they give it a tilt first up given her with her fresh record reading 7 starts for 5 wins and 1 placing?
That includes 2 G1’s – the 2019 Black Caviar Lightning & the 2018 Galaxy as well as a G2, the 2017 Premiere Stakes and in the 2018 G2 Premiere Stakes 1st up she was placed, beaten only narrowly by Santa Ana Lane.
She’s had 3 nice and comfortable trials to prepare her for The Everest 1st up, so she’ll definitely have the fitness to compete with the best that’s not an issue, as she’s only ever had the 1 or 2 in previous preparations leading into her race day return.
At 25/1 she’s the definite value play in the field if you want to steer wide of the favourite in search of some value.
Definitely good enough to win!
VERDICT: GREAT EACH WAY BET AT ODDS
Comes here 3rd up off a 45 day freshen up since running a competitive 3rd in the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield behind Scales of Justice.
She resumed with a win at this track and distance in the G2 Missile Stakes with a soft win, but that was a weak G2 race the way I look at it.
She’s won 3 G1’s and 4 G2’s so she’s very classy, but despite those 7 wins including a couple over the 1200m, I think there’s plenty of holes in the form lines out of her wins.
1200m isn’t her best distance she’s definitely most effective over 1400m-1600m, that’s not to say she can’t run well because she almost always does run well but against this class of horses over 1200m I think she’ll find the going tough.
Also worth noting she was only awarded the Godolphin owned slot in the race after stablemate Osborne Bulls disappointed 1st up and was sent straight for a spell after being found to have pulled up pretty severely lame after the run.
VERDICT: CAN’T HAVE HER
The three-time Group 1 winner has already stamped herself as one of the best in the country with wins in the Newmarket Handicap and William Reid against older horses plus her last start third in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick during The Championships.
Whitby and his partners’ judgment in picking an Everest prospect has so far proven close to the mark in the two runnings of Australia’s richest race.
They selected Vega Magic, runner-up in 2017, while last year Menari was due to run in their slot but succumbed to injury and three-year-old Graff ran fifth in his place.
“We’ve got a class horse, we’re in the top three as far as I’m concerned,’’ Whitby said.
“She’s proven Group class, a young horse definitely on the up. A great trainer. She ticks all the boxes.
“We’re very happy to lock in relatively early. To get it done early I’m happy about it.’’
Always takes a run to come to hand and historically once she finds her best form she doesn’t lose it.
That’s been the script again in her Spring 4 year old season, average 1st up. Looked off the bit and struggling in the G1 Moir Stakes 2nd up over 1000m, but she got motoring late and rattled for 3rd.
Obviously crying out for 1200m after Moir effort, she returned to her happy hunting ground Flemington and won the G2 Gilgai despite carrying 58kg, beating Santa Ana Lane on par weight wise v WFA scale, so it was a big win.
Just the way Santa found the line fresh with improvement to come for this grand final, Sunlight was rock hard fit at her top. If Santa Ana Lane make the natural progression with fitness in his legs 2nd up as is usual, I’d find it hard to see Sunlight beating him again.
That said the Gilgai could be the white-hot formline to follow into The Everest. Nothing saying Sunlight can’t run 2nd to Santa but? She was 3rd behind him at this track / distance / same WFA conditions in the TJ Smith in Autumn.
VERDICT: Will Run Well. Doubt can Win. Definite in exotics but.
11. Arcadia Queen
Perth’s leading owner Bob Peters has his first runner in The TAB Everest, with Arcadia Queen securing The Star’s slot.
Peters said he’s excited to have his star rising four-year-old in The Everest and indicated she’s likely to have a run before the big event at Randwick on October 19.
“I think it’s great, I’ve learned a lot about The Everest since we got involved and I found The Star people very good to deal with,’’ Peters said.
Of course with Arcadia Queen now confirmed as an Everest runner she’s likely to remain in Sydney to run in the inaugural $7.5 million The Golden Eagle (1500m) at Rosehill on November 2.
If she is good enough to win both races she’ll earn well over $10 million for her trouble.
And that’s the big question – we don’t know how the Perth form will line up in Sydney but she has the reputation and the record that tells Peters she’s a potential star.
“All the experts tell me she’s pretty good, the offers I get to buy her tell me those people think she’s pretty good, the handicappers think so, I hope they are right,’’ he said.
“Until we won (the Kingston Town) with Perfect Reflection a three-year-old filly had never won it. In their defence not many went in it, we’re the only ones silly enough to do it.
“We’ve won the race five times but she was definitely the one that stands out to me. Before that it was Old Comrade but he didn’t have the record she does and didn’t win it as well as she did.’’
In suggesting Arcadia Queen will likely have a lead up run into The Everest, Peters said that’s because he has a healthy respect for the Randwick 1200m and she delivered winning the Group 2 Theo Marks (1300m) at her Sydney debut.
And it will provide a good grounding to go straight into The Golden Eagle.
She’s the real wild card on the deck of 12 that will line up in the 2019 Everest. She’s won 6 of 7 starts and stamped herself as potentially very special in the west last Summer when she took on her elders in the 1800m G1 Kingston Town Stakes and gave them a caning.
Everything she’s done from exhibition gallops to barrier trials to her 1 Sydney race start, where she won the G2 Theo Marks, has suggested she’s as good as ever.
Whilst the evidence we’ve seen so far suggest 1600m-1800m is her best distance she won her maiden over 1200m and it was a classy win over 1300m fresh for Waller.
My inclination is that 1200m against this grade of horse might just be too sharp, but she’ll be rattling home late, then will go on and win the Golden Eagle in November worth $7.5 million at Rosehill (1500m).
I know one thing for sure, if she does win this, she’s the next world champion horse in waiting, because like I said looking at her sectionals she’s always doing her best work late on in the piece.
VERDICT: Definitely a winning chance. If she does she’s the new Winx! (nearly)
12. Yes Yes Yes
There’s no faster way to find out how good a young horse is than by testing them against the best sprinters in the world and that’s the challenge Chris Waller is asking of Golden Rose runner-up Yes Yes Yes.
In a show of faith in the three-year-old colt he’ll be representing the Chris Waller Racing slot.
“I have been extremely excited by the way this colt has continued to progress through his short career to date,” Waller said.
“I have been incredibly pleased with what he has shown me over the past six weeks and am extremely confident he can acquit himself under weight for age conditions against an outstanding field of open age sprinters.
“Yes Yes Yes is an exceptional talent and I am eager to see him perform in The Everest.”
With the inclusion of Yes Yes Yes in the TAB Everest just over a week out from Australia’s richest race it means Waller will have three runners – alongside Arcadia Queen and Nature Strip – and Coolmore, who also owns a slot, will now have two.
Coolmore Australia are managing part owner of Yes Yes Yes but also have Ten Sovereigns in the race.
“Chris knows the horse better than anyone and his confidence in him only confirms our belief in the horse,” a statement from Coolmore said.
“From Coolmore’s point of view, it is also very exciting that leading young sire Rubick will be represented in the world’s richest turf race by a member of his first crop.”
The colt have been close up in the placings, behind this seasons leading 3 year old colt to date, Bivouac, most notably last start when he headed the Godolphin horse inside the final furlong only to die on his run.
Maybe the 1400m was too far, so dropping back to 1200m is ideal.
He hasn’t been an out and out star as a juvenile, but he’s be ultra consistent and does have a G2 win to his credit.
He’d have to explode to a whole new level to win this but 3 year old colts can explode out of nowhere and into stardom when tackling G1 WFA Class in the Spring which sees them benefit from a handy weight pull. Remember So You Think in the Cox Plate at 3? Nobody saw that coming!
VERDICT: Handy Colt, Win Wouldn’t Totally Shock
Everest 2019 Race Tips
1. (3) SANTA ANA LANE
2. (8) IN HER TIME
3. (2) PIERATA
4. (11) ARCADIA QUEEN
5. (1) REDZEL