Godolphin have added to their chances in the 2020 The Everest (1200m), with sprinter Trekking securing a run in the $15 million race, running for slot holders Max Whitby and Neil Werrett.
Trekking finished third in last year’s Everest and resumed well in the Moir Stakes (1000m) last Friday night at Moonee Valley, finishing second behind Pippie.
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Trekking will join Bivouac as the Godolphin representatives in The Everest, of which three slots remain unfilled, with Chris Waller and James Harron yet to name representatives, and MiEverest searching for a replacement for the injured Rothfire.
Trainer James Cummings is excited at the prospect of having two winning chances in The Everest after Trekking’s strong first up performance in the Moir Stakes, and subsequent selection for a slot.
“That was the best first-up run Trekking has ever produced,” Cummings said.
“He’s come through that race in great shape and we’ll have him back up to Sydney to get him ready to run the race of his life.”
Cummings said both entrants from the Godolphin stable were genuine winning chances in the race.
“To have two horses in a race like this is always going to be a great thing,” Cummings said.
“But this a lot more than merely having two horses in The Everest, this is a case of having two horses in the race that we believe can win it.”
Trekking is a $15 chance for The Everest.