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2019 The Everest - Santa Ana Lane to continue domination of Australian sprinting

Big money is on the line in The Everest, which is one of the most famous races in the world
Redzel
Redzel winning the first two editions of The Everest

The Everest


  • DateSat 17 Oct, 2020
  • Race Time16:00
  • RacecourseRandwick
  • Race Distance1200 metres
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age + Entry Fee
  • StatusNon-Listed
  • Prize Money$14 Million

2019 The Everest Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


The Everest is arguably the most exciting thoroughbred horse race in the world and it all goes down this October in Sydney.

Worth a massive sum of money, The Everest is a unique concept where slot holders choose their runner and the connections come to an agreement.

Redzel has won the first two editions of the Everest and he’ll be lining up for a chance to increase his Everest legacy. However, there are horses in better form looking to dethrone the champion.

Santa Ana Lane, Osborne Bulls and Sunlight are all likely to get a run in The Everest and it’s going to make for an all-time sprint race in Australia.

2019 Everest Field & Odds


#
Horse
Barrier
Trainer
Jockey
Odds
1Santa Ana Lane2A FreedmanM Zahra4.60
2Pierata1G HickmanT Berry6.50
3Redzel7P & P SnowdenK McEvoy10.00
4Nature Strip12C WallerT Clark26.00
5Trekking5J CummingsJ Parr23.00
6Classique Legend8L BridgeN Rawiller15.00
7Ten Sovereigns11A O'BrienR Moore23.00
8Alizee10J CummingsH Bowman13.00
9Sunlight6T & C McEvoyL Currie13.00
10In Her Time4K LeesB Avdulla26.00
11Arcadia Queen3C WallerJ McDonald5.50
12Yes Yes Yes9C WallerG Boss8.00

2019 Everest Best Bet – Santa Ana Lane @ 5.00


Santa Ana Lane has gone from strength to strength over the last couple of seasons.

The six-year-old sprinter won the VRC Sprint Classic at Flemington before winning the Group 1 TJ Smith during The Championships.

That’s great form coming into The Everest and although he was beaten in the Chairman’s Sprint Prize in Hong Kong, he was never going to travel well overseas.

He’s better on home soil and with 10 wins from 34 career starts, Santa Ana Lane brings in a fair amount of class and over $5.3 million in the bank.

Most of the money has come for Santa Ana Lane and the 5.00 is holding steady.

Santa Ana Lane
Santa Ana Lane is a top chance of winning The Everest

2019 Everest Best Each Way – Sunlight @ 11.00


We are big fans of Sunlight and the classy mare should give punters a good sight.

The four-year-old is a winner of $4.3 million in only 16 starts and with 10 wins already under her belt, she’s one of the best and most underrated runners in Australia.

She was beaten by Santa Ana Lane in the TJ Smith Stakes when last in work, but she was giving away plenty of experience and age. 

Now as an older mare, she should be fitter for her spring campaign.

Much like Santa Ana Lane, she scored consecutive Group 1 wins in the Newmarket Handicap and William Reid Stakes.

That’s hot form and we’re confident of another top effort come October.

2019 Everest Best Roughie – Classique Legend @ 11.00


Classique Legend will be thrown into the deep end here but the three-year-old has a good future ahead of him.

The Les Bridge-trained sprinter has won two of his three starts and he was very unlucky to not win his second start to the races. 

He made amends by winning the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint and punters will be in his camp.

Unfortunately, because of his ownership group, he’ll likely be shipped to Hong Kong following this season so Australian punters should climb aboard when they have the chance.

9.00 is a fraction short given that he’s had only three starts, but he’s an exciting type and is worth following.

The Everest FAQ

Where is The Everest Held?

The Everest is held at Royal Randwick and this years edition will be run on October 19.

How far is The Everest?

This feature weight for age event is held over 1200m.

Who won The Everest in 2018?

Redzel won this race in 2018 and follows a similar third-up pattern this year. It was Redzel's second consecutive win in The Everest, making him the only runner to win it.

How can I live stream The Everest?

Visit our live streaming hub where you can get all the information on how you can live stream racing and sport.

What is The Everest prize money?

The sprinters will run for $14 million in total.

Verdict

Santa Ana Lane has been well-backed to win and he looks a good each-way bet for punters. 

Sunlight and Classique Legend are the two most exciting horses in the field and they’ll likely have plenty of race day support, so it’s best to take the odds on offer now.

Best Bet: Santa Ana Lane @ 5.00 at bet365 - 4 Units
Best Each Way: Sunlight @ 11.00 at bet365 - 2 Units
Best Roughie: Classique Legend @ 11.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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