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The brilliant front running Redzel is marked as s $10 chance to complete a hattrick of Everest wins  in the 2019 $14m The Everest (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Redzel, above, is chasing a third straight win in The Everest at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Redzel, above, is chasing a third straight win in The Everest at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

The final field of twelve sprinters has been assembled for The Everest with Ladbrokes.com.au listing the two timed winner Redzel as a $10 chance behind the Group 1 winners Santa Ana Lane at $4.40 and Pierata and Arcadia Queen at $5.50.

As well as the top twelve slots, the Australian Turf Club has listed four emergencies, Brutal, Home Of The Brace, Champagne Cuddles and Brave Song, with those four horses also nominated for the Group 3 $500,000 Camera House Sydney Stakes (1200m).

The barrier draw for the 2019 The Everest will be held at Racing NSW offices at 5pm today, Tuesday, and keep under wraps until they are choreographed onto the pillars of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Tuesday night.

Redzel has won the only two runnings of The Everest in 2017 and 2018 and jumped from barriers four and one respectively and co-trainer Peter Snowden is hoping for another single digit barrier, but knows his luck might have run out.

“Barrier one to five would be great. We have had it twice now and it is a bit much to ask and my reputation for barriers isn’t that good, I know how to draw barrier nineteen. So we have probably used up all of our luck,” Peter Snowden said.

“An inside gate would definitely be an advantage to him.”

“We are happy with the horse, He is in really really good order,”

“He is moving freely, his action is great, his coat is fantastic but whatever happens with the barrier draw and the weather, that is what we can’t handle.”

Redzel has had two runs back from a spell in preparation for his third start in The Everest and resumed from a win in the Group 3 $160,000 Forum Concorde Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on September 7 followed by a third to Pierata in the Group 2 $500,000 Bowermans Office Furniture Shorts (1100m) at Randwick on September 21.

Co-trainers Peter and Paul Snowden then took Redzel to Gosford for a 1000m barrier trial win to keep the millionaire sprinter ticking over.

Final twelve horses for The Everest with Slot holders.

  1. Santa Ana Lane (TAB)
  2. Pierata (Aquis)
  3. Redzel (Yu Long Investments)
  4. Nature Strip (James Harron Bloodstock)
  5. Trekking (Melbourne Racing Club)
  6. Classique Legend (Bon Ho & Carmel; Size Racing)
  7. Ten Sovereigns (Coolmore)
  8. Alizee (Godolphin)
  9. Sunlight (Max Whitby)
  10. In Her Time (Inglis)
  11. Arcadia Queen (The Star)
  12. Yes Yes Yes (Chris Waller Racing)

Betting for the 2019 The Everest at Ladbrokes.com.au: $4.40 Santa Ana Lane, $5.50 Arcadia Queen, Pierata, $10 Redzel, $11 Yes Yes Yes, $12 Alizee, $13 Classique Legend, $14 Sunlight, $15 Brutal, (1E), $17 Nature Strip, $21 Ten Sovereigns, Trekking, $26 In Her Time, $51 Home Of The Brave, (2E), $101 Brave Son (4E), Champagne Cuddles (3E).

Final field for the 2019 The Everest (1200m)

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Weight Hcp Rating
1 5161x514x2 SANTA ANA LANE Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 58.5kg 120
2 13x5251x21 PIERATA Gregory Hickman Tommy Berry 58.5kg 118
3 15x2862x13 REDZEL Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 58.5kg 118
4 18x1014x41 NATURE STRIP Chris Waller Tim Clark 58.5kg 115
5 4x41131x81 TREKKING James Cummings Joshua Parr 58.5kg 114
6 1131×23 CLASSIQUE LEGEND Les Bridge Nash Rawiller 58.5kg 110
7 111×5416 TEN SOVEREIGNS (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Ryan Moore 58kg 115
8 x111306x13 ALIZEE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 56.5kg 116
9 1x3113x531 SUNLIGHT Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 56.5kg 116
10 39x372x16x IN HER TIME Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 56.5kg 115
11 113111×1 ARCADIA QUEEN Chris Waller James McDonald 56.5kg 110
12 211x17x22 YES YES YES Chris Waller Glen Boss 53kg 96
13e 111x3621x1 BRUTAL (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 58.5kg 112
14e x214x70x52 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) James Cummings 58.5kg 110
15e 3178447×32 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES Bjorn Baker 56.5kg 106
16e 415x2221x8 BRAVE SONG Peter & Paul Snowden 58.5kg 105

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.