The running of the inaugural $10m The Everest (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday progressed one step closer with all twelve sprinters being given the all clear to run by the Racing New South Wales Veterinary Team.
Racing New South Wales released the following statement on the eve of the $10 million sprint.
“Racing NSW Stewards and Veterinarians have this morning completed the final veterinary inspections and sampling of all runners engaged to start in this Saturday’s $10m The TAB Everest at Royal Randwick.”
“All horses have been passed fit to take their place in the race and the routine analysis of non-raceday samples collected from all runners, which is continuing to be conducted by the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory, has detected no abnormalities.”
Late on Friday afternoon Ladbrokes.com.au had a new favourite for The Everest with the Lindsay Park trained Vega Magic holding his price at $5 while Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign has eased out to $5.50 joining Chautauqua on the second line of betting.
The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Redzel is next in the betting at $7.50 just ahead of David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig’s second runner Redkirk Warrior at $9 while the Lindsay Park Team will also saddle up $61 outsider Tulip.
Vega Magic is the winner of his last four starts that includes two Group 1 victories in the $1m Darley Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville during the 2017 Autumn Carnival and in the $1m New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on September 2.