Bivouac, Catalyst on The Everest Audition in The Shorts

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Mon 14th September 2020

Saturday’s Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) at Randwick will see a number of talented sprinters resume for their spring campaigns, with Bivouac and Catalyst keen to impress for potential slots in The Everest.

Bivouac has been earmarked as the runner for Godolphin’s slot in the $15 million race, and a good performance on Saturday would go a long way to locking that in.

Bivouac is currently the $3.80 all-in favourite for The Shorts, with The Everest slot holder Classique Legend second in line at $4.20, with another The Everest hopeful Catalyst at $5.

Catalyst’s grand final this spring is the 2020 Golden Eagle (1500m), but trainer Clayton Chipperfield has said that they would certainly also head to The Everest if an opportunity presented itself.

Find all of the nominations for The Shorts below.

HorseSexAgeTrainerHcp Rating
1BALL OF MUSCLEG10Joseph Pride107
2BIVOUACH4James Cummings114
3CATALYST (NZ)G4Clayton Chipperfield110
5DIRTY WORKH4Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes100
6EDUARDOG7Joseph Pride107
7FIESTAM5Chris Waller96
8GREYWORMG6Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes107
9IRISH SONGSG5Kurt Goldman78
10JUNGLE EDGEG10Mick Bell108
11PRAIRIE FIREG5Danny Williams72
12SPLINTEXH4Mark Newnham105
13STANDOUTH4Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou104

From Muswellbrook to the Melbourne Cup, Will is mad about all things racing and sport. Spent countless hours in the backyard as a child pretending to be Glenn McGrath, and has been known to get deadly late swing with a taped tennis ball.