All The Everest Runners Given Green Light from Vets

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Thu 15th October 2020

All of the runners in the 2020 The Everest (1200m) have been given the all clear from Racing NSW Veterinarians and Stewards, as per a Racing NSW press release.

“All horses have been passed suitable to start and samples taken from the runners have been submitted to the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory for routine analysis”, the statement reads.

This is good news for those backing second favourite Nature Strip ($4.40), who was on a course of antibiotics after his disappointing run in the Premiere Stakes last outing.

The only horse under a cloud is emergency Tactical Advantage, who suffered a laceration to its nasal bridge on Tuesday morning, and has since had successful treatment.

Dr Toby Koenig, Racing NSW’s Chief Veterinary Officer, will examine Tactical Advantage on Friday 16th October, to decide if he is fit to run on Saturday.

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