Gytrash Snags Third Everest Slot

craig williams aboard gytrash
Fri 14th August 2020

South Australian sprinter Gytrash has booked his place in The Everest, with Inglis nominating him as their runner in the $15 million race.

The Gordon Richards-trained gelding becomes the third confirmed starter, joining favourite Nature Strip, and Classique Legend.

Mark Webster, Inglis’ managing director, was excited to have who he believes to be the best up-and-coming sprinter in the country representing them.

“Gytrash ticks all the boxes: he’s proven at the top level, his on-speed racing pattern is favourable, he’s proven on both dry and wet tracks and in 19 career starts he’s only been out of the top three once,” Mark Webster told the Daily Telegraph.

“He really has become a giant killer of racing. You only need to look at the scalps he accrued during his autumn campaign to see that on his day he is, at the very least, every bit as good as the other leading sprinters around.”

Gytrash has been described as something of a ‘giant killer’, having previously beaten Nature Strip in the Group 1 Lightning Stakes at Flemington earlier this year.

Gytrash is currently a $15 chance in The Everest (1200m), to be run on the 17th of October at Randwick.

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