South Australian sprinter and Inglis’ The Everest runner Gytrash impressed in a Friday trial, clicking through the gears to challenge talented mare Fasika, who won the 800m contest.
Gytrash blew out the cobwebs after travelling from his home in South Australia to his new Warwick Farm base this week in preparation for his assault on The Everest.
The son of Lope De Vega was under a hold and cruised from a wide gate, before showing a nice turn of foot to gather Fasika when urged by Jason Collett, to finish a half head behind the mare, who clocked a 46.97 time.
.@inglis_sales #TABEverest runner Gytrash had his first go around the Sydney way and was given a squeeze by Jason Collett in his trial this morning to finish strongly behind Fasika pic.twitter.com/wdOUiFEtXj
— Sky Racing (@SkyRacingAU) August 20, 2020
Trainer Gordon Richards was happy with the showing, “He wasn’t out there to break any records, just to get comfortable with the environment and clockwise way of racing,” he told Sky Racing.
“Very happy and he pulled up extra well.
“He (Collett) said he got on the right leg at the right time and felt good, he didn’t overexert himself that much and he was happy with him.”
Gytrash is expected to resume in the Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1000m) at Randwick on September 5, and then the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) at the same course on September 19, in preparation for his grand final in The Everest on October 17.
Gytrash is currently an $11 chance in The Everest, on the third line of betting with Farnan and Bivouac, with favourite Nature Strip ($2.80) and Classique Legend ($9) ahead of him.