New sprinting sensation Trapeze Artist will line up in the Saturday’s Group 1 $600,000 Schweppes All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick before preparing for the $13m The Everest during the 2018 Spring Carnival.
Trapeze Artist scored his second Group 1 win during his three year old season when he stormed home to beat the nation’s reigning top sprinter Redzel in the Group 1 $2.5m Darley T J Smith Stakes (1200m) on day one of The Championships at Randwick on April 7.
Trainer Gerald Ryan said that Trapeze Artist had pulled up well after his stunning win last Saturday week and would line up this weekend against the older horses again in the All Aged Stakes and then head for a short let break before building up for The Everest which is run over the same course and distance as the T J Smith Stakes.
“He has come out of the TJ Smith really well,” Ryan told AAP.
“Bert has told me the Everest is the plan but we have the All Aged first.
“The horse is bright and well in himself and will be there on Saturday.”
Trapeze Artist proved early in his three year old season that he would be a force to reckon with when he scored an upset win against his own age in the Group 1 $1m De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill during the 2017 Sydney Spring Carnival.
The Team Snowden trained Redzel remains the favourite for the 2018 The Everest at $5 with Ladbrokes.com.au ahead of The Gallaxy winner In Her Time and Trapeze Artist at $9 and Merchant Navy and Winx at $13.