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The Everest Tips & Predictions - Classique Legend to go back-to-back at Randwick?

  • The Everest is run on Saturday, October 16
  • The $15 million dollar Everest is the richest turf race in the world
  • This sprint feature is contested over the 1200m at Royal Randwick
  • Can Classique Legend go back-to-back?
The Everest Tips 2021
Will Classique Legend defend his Everest title in 2021? (Getty)
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Alex Marsh 14 Oct 2021
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The Everest is fast becoming one of the feature sprint races across the globe and worth $15 million, is the richest thoroughbred race in the world run on turf.

This is a one-of-a-kind race in Australia held at Randwick every October and slots are purchased for $600,000 with the owners choosing their respective runner.

As expected, there's a strong group of sprinters assembled for the 2021 edition including reigning champion Classique Legend, who is bidding to go back-to-back.

Who will claim the Randwick showpiece?

The Everest Tips

Best Bet - Classique Legend

Camping off a hot tempo under Kerrin McEvoy, Classique Legend was dominant in the last year's edition, with the striking grey making Australia's best sprinters look like B Graders in the process.

This six-year-old is still so lightly raced with just the 13 starts to his name, so there's still room for Les Bridge to turn him back around following a short and failed Hong Kong stint.

The master trainer has opted to go into the $15 million dollar feature first-up, a risk, albeit the gelding has improved with each trial and if anywhere near his top, he has to be the starting point here.

Classique Legend - 4.20The Everest Best BetBET HERE
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Next Best Bet - Gytrash

He was the forgotten runner in The Shorts and arguably should've made bookies pay at a double figure quote, resuming with a luckless third behind Nature Strip and Eduardo via the key lead-up.

That made it the first time in four clashes where Nature Strip had got the better of Gytrash, with the South Australian beating him home on three prior occasions, yet he's again a much bigger quote.

I was surprised connections weren't happy with gate one, as he'll naturally land that shade closer and will do no work off a strong speed, two key factors that he'll need to get across the line here.

Gytrash - 8.00The Everest Next Best BetBET HERE
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Value Bet - The Inferno

The ex-Singapore galloper has won up to a mile, albeit his sweet spot is 1200m, so off a fast run six furlongs here, this five-year-old shouldn't have any problems running on late if the track is fair.

While we're yet to see him tested against the best in Australia, it's hard to knock the record for The Inferno, a galloper that has only missed the top two once due to being ridden too close at Caulfield.

For such a big, strong type that clearly needs galloping room, he's done well to acquit himself at The Valley over 1000m, so now to the bigger surrounds of Randwick, there's enough in his favour.

The Inferno - 21.00The Everest Value BetBET HERE
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The Everest 2021 FAQs

When is The Everest in 2021?

The 2021 Everest is scheduled to run on Saturday, October 16 at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

What is The Everest worth?

The Everest is worth $15 million in total.

Who won the 2020 Everest?

Classique Legend won the 2020 Everest.

How can I live stream The Everest?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream The Everest and all other Australian horse races.

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Verdict

Classique Legend is still top seed for the 2021 Everest as there's no indications early that he isn't back on track for trainer Les Bridge.

Gytrash produced the best run in The Shorts and from a soft run in transit, he warrants respect.

At big odds, The Inferno has some claims, especially if they can run on out wider.

Best Bet: Classique Legend To Win $4.20 at Ladbrokes Australia - 6 Units
Next Best Bet: Gytrash To Win $8.00 at Neds - 3 Units
Value Bet: The Inferno To Win $21.00 at Bookmaker - 1 Unit

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