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2022 The Everest Runner By Runner Preview, Odds & Tips

The Everest is a special conditions race held at Royal Randwick Racecourse over 1200m and is worth a staggering $15m, making it the richest race on turf world-wide. The weight-for-age scamper was introduced by Racing NSW in 2017 and has vastly become the premier sprint race on the Australian racing calendar. Star sprinter, Nature Strip, led from barrier to box in last year’s Everest and will be looking to do much the same this year.

He (Nature Strip) is currently $2.25 favourite with Dabble, after a dominant first up win here at Randwick in The Shorts. Lost And Running, another last start winner, is next best at $7.00 and Joseph Pride’s warhorse, Eduardo, is an $8.50 chance and rounds out those in single figures.

However, we know with horse racing that anything can happen and whoever takes home the winner’s rug here will be made to deserve it. So, we have dissected each of the horses’ chances for you and provided our horse racing tips! Read on below to find our runner by runner preview of The Everest 2022 along with The Shark’s best tips. 

1. Nature Strip (12) – $2.25F
Jockey – James McDonald 58.5kg
Trainer – Chris Waller

Highest rated sprinter in the world who toyed with his rivals first up in The Shorts. Will be sent forward from the outside gate and will be primed for this second up. The team, and more importantly the horse, know what it takes to win this race and he looks the one to beat.

2. Eduardo (9) – $8.50
Jockey – Nash Rawiller 58.5kg
Trainer – Joseph Pride

Dominant in the Concorde first up before leading and holding on ok in The Shorts last start. Ran third in this race last year and looks to be going well enough to be competitive again. Will be let loose out of the gates and be in it for a long way.

3. Lost And Running (7) – $7.00
Jockey – Hugh Bowman 58.5kg
Trainer – John O’Shea

*This horse has since been scratched.*

Ran through the line well first up in The Shorts before a strong win last start at Randwick. Will appreciate a drier track here and seems to be racing better than ever. Will get a nice cart into the race from the draw and have the last shot at the leaders.

4. Masked Crusader (10) – $12
Jockey – William Pike 58.5kg
Trainer – Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes

Showed glimpses of his old form last start when he charged home along the inside in the Premiere Stakes. Came from the clouds to finish a close second in this race last year, and should be peaking at the right time in a bid to go one better here. Each-way hope.

5. Mazu (11) – $17
Jockey – Sam Clipperton 58.5kg
Trainer – Peter & Paul Snowden

Not far away in both The Shorts and the Premiere Stakes this prep. Drawn an awkward alley here and will need some luck but shouldn’t be far away when the whips are cracking.

6. Private Eye (3) – $15
Jockey – Brenton Avdulla 58.5kg
Trainer – Joseph Pride

Arguably should’ve won the Stradbroke before a spell. Resumed with an electrifying win at Flemington down the straight under 60kg. Will enjoy a nice run behind the speed here and be closing hard. Could pay to include him in all multiple bets.

7. Overpass (6) – $34
Jockey – Rachel King 58.5kg
Trainer – Bjorn Baker

Rode the speed and held on well first up in The Shorts before an even effort last start. Will race handy from the middle draw here but may need to find a couple of lengths to be winning.

8. Ingratiating (4) – $34
Jockey – Glyn Schofield 58.5kg
Trainer – James Cummings

Good win at Caulfield first up before an honest second behind stablemate, Paulele, last Saturday. Drawn well but is yet to win past 1100m, and hard to see him changing that stat here.

9. Joyful Fortune (1) – $61
Jockey – Tom Sherry 58.5kg
Trainer – Mark Newnham

Former HK galloper who was a brilliant winner first up at Flemington. Not sure he beat much on that occasion though and the high pressure 1200m will be a tough test for him here.

10. Shades Of Rose (8) – $41
Jockey – Kerrin McEvoy 56.5kg
Trainer – Bjorn Baker

Made it four wins in a row last start in the Sheraco beating Electric Girl. Will roll forward from the gate here and give a sight, but may find them a bit strong the last furlong.

11. Jacquinot (2) – $10
Jockey – Damian Lane 53kg
Trainer – Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr

Resumed with a dominant win first up at Caulfield beating boom colt, Aft Cabin. Followed that up with a surreal win in the Golden Rose last start. Will get back early from the low draw but will give them a fright late if they overdo things up front.

12. Giga Kick (5) – $20
Jockey – Craig Williams 53kg
Trainer – Clayton Douglas

Unbeaten Victorian gelding who clung onto victory last start in the Danehill. Should enjoy a nice run in transit here and won’t know himself with 53kg on his back. Will need to run a new PB to make it five from five but has to be respected on what he’s produced thus far.

13e. Forbidden Love (N/A) – $91
Jockey – N/A 56.5kg
Trainer – Michael Freedman

Beaten favourite first up in the Missile before an even effort in the Winx Stakes last start. Drops back to 1200m here against the best sprinters around and may struggle to match their speed.

14e. Apache Chase (N/A) – $126
Jockey – N/A 58.5kg
Trainer – Desleigh Forster

Was far from disgraced first up in the Premiere Stakes. Races on speed and creates his own luck but this is a different ball game.

15e. Kementari (N/A) – $71
Jockey – N/A 58.5kg
Trainer – James Cummings

Chased hard both runs back this prep. Suited here in a high pressure race but may lack the class of some of the more fancied runners.

16e. In The Congo (N/A) – $101
Jockey – N/A 58.5kg
Trainer – Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott

Did little first up in the McEwen behind Rothfire. Been a while between drinks and hard to have him on recent form here.

Final Word

What a race! The Everest has continually brought together a top notch field of sprinters and this year’s race is no exception. As expected, there looks to be plenty of pressure up front and all runners should get their chance to climb the mountain to claim the $6.2m winners cheque.

Hard to go past Nature Strip here. He dominated overseas and has returned in fine fettle with a brilliant win first up in The Shorts. The outside gate won’t worry him as McDonald will come across as he pleases and stay out of trouble. Whatever beats him will win the race.

Lost And Running looks like the main danger. He closed strong in The Shorts before a dominant win last start in the Premiere Stakes. He should be primed for this third up and will have the last crack at Nature Strip.

Private Eye looks the value in the race. With a bit of luck he wins the Stradbroke Handicap at the end of last prep, and his first up win at Flemington was super in good time. He will get back and be strong late, as will Golden Rose winner, Jacquinot.

The 9YO warhorse, Eduardo, and the Team Hawkes trained, Masked Crusader, are going well enough to be more than competitive and a win from either wouldn’t totally shock.

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1. Nature Strip – Win ($2.25)

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2021 The Everest Runner By Runner Preview, Odds & Tips

The Everest, it’s here! 12 of the best sprinters in the land are assembled to fight it out over 1200m for the eye-watering $14.85 million on offer.

It looks as though the field will have to contend with Heavy track conditions, with substantial rainfall hitting Sydney throughout the week.

Will last year’s winner Classique Legend go back-to-back, or will one of the other exhilarating sprinters take home the chocolates?

Find out below as we preview each and every runner in the 2021 The Everest!

1. Nature Strip (10) – $3.70
Jockey – James McDonald
Trainer – Chris Waller

Outstanding first up performance winning the Concorde Stakes, before being run down by ongoing rival Eduardo last outing in The Shorts. Barrier 10 may be a blessing in disguise, as he’s showed the ability to settle behind the speed, as he’s grown older. The Heavy conditions won’t bother him, and at his best, he’ll likely be winning this.

2. Classique Legend (5) – $5.50
Jockey – Kerrin McEvoy
Trainer – Les Bridge

Last year’s winner, absolutely braining them in a stunning display before heading off to Hong Kong, where he had some interruptions. Hasn’t raced since December, but has had three very impressive trials and looks to be at his best. If he puts in an effort equal to last year, everyone else may be running for second place.

3. Eduardo (7) – $6.50
Jockey – Nash Rawiller
Trainer – Joe Pride

Can’t knock this bloke, beat Nature Strip first up and has had a trial since to keep ticking over. Will be cherry ripe for this and is an outstanding wet tracker. Must go in all exotics and is a genuine winning chance.

4. Gytrash (1) – $7.50
Jockey – Jason Collett
Trainer – G Richards & D Moyle

Ran into traffic first up in The Shorts behind Eduardo and Nature Strip, loves Soft and Heavy conditions, and seems to have come back near his best this preparation. Wouldn’t talk you out of backing him, and at his best he’ll be right in the finish.

5. Trekking (4) – $41
Jockey – Joshua Parr
Trainer – James Cummings

Godolphin opted to give their slot to Trekking after sending Paulele to the Coolmore, perhaps a bit of a boring option. Trekking is a solid B Grader, and not quite up to this.

6. Masked Crusader (9) – $10
Jockey – Tommy Berry
Trainer – M, W, & J Hawkes

The spectacular, sexy get back run on horse in the field. Oozes x-factor, but his racing pattern makes him a risky play against the top liners. Love him, but happy to be against here.

7. Wild Ruler (11) – $51
Jockey – Tim Clark
Trainer – P & P Snowden

Won the Moir Stakes last outing but not sure he’s quite up to the best sprinters in the land, price tells the tale.

8. The Inferno (12) – $21
Jockey – Regan Bayliss
Trainer – Cliff Brown

Super impressive few outings in Australia since his switch from Singapore, and definitely isn’t out of place here. Would have given him an outside chance on a Good deck, but he’s hard to side with on the Heavy.

9. Embracer (3) – $81
Jockey – J V Overmeire
Trainer – G Waterhouse & A Bott

Good luck to the connections, but this horse has none.

10. Lost And Running (2) – $26
Jockey – Hugh Bowman
Trainer – John O’Shea

Will use the gate and be up on the speed making its own luck, but would need to improve lengths to even be close to these.

11. Libertini (8) – $41
Jockey – Sam Clipperton
Trainer – A Cummings

Good first up but unsure on the Heavy surface. Hasn’t been at her best for a while. Happy to oppose.

12. Home Affairs (6) – $11
Jockey – Glen Boss
Trainer – Chris Waller

The three-year-old on the up, can Glen Boss recreate his heroics on Yes Yes Yes with this smart Coolmore galloper? Unsure on his ability on the Heavy ground, will have his work cut out.

Final Say

It’s a cracking contest, with any of the top liners able to take this out depending on how they perform on the day. Nature Strip looks tough to knock, Eduardo will be right in the finish, and Gytrash is a massive chance.

However, we’re siding with last year’s winner, Classique Legend, who has looked outstanding in its trials and will take a power of beating if it turns in a performance like last year.

Best The Everest Tip – Classique Legend – Win ($5.50)

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2020 The Everest Preview, Odds, & Tips

It’s a wide-open fourth edition of The Everest (1200m), with cases to be made for most of the field thanks to Nature Strip’s recent antics.

Let’s take a look at each and every runner lining up in the $15 million sprint.

1 – Nature Strip – $4.80 ?

The race hinges on this guy. At his best he’s probably the number one horse in the country, and just about unbeatable. However, he’s been nowhere near that this preparation and there’s some nuisance factor with Dollar For Dollar and Eduardo in the race who may challenge him for the lead.

He’ll need to lift considerably to win this, but obviously has the ability on his day. If you’re a fan then the price is a luxury, but I’m against him this time around.

2 – Trekking – $13

Has been given early support, backed in from $17 and certainly has claims. Has had a much more structured build up this time around rather than having to win his way in, and performed well in this race last year to place. The inside draw may not help him, and may have significant traffic to work through from back in the field.

3 – Classique Legend – $5 ???

It’s hard to knock Classique Legend, another runner who has major claims in a wide open race. Was eye-catching first up when winning The Shorts, then just got outgunned by Libertini in The Concorde, who had an easier run in transit. Can definitely win this, and must go in everything.

4 – Santa Ana Lane – $27 ?

Has the old boy still got it? Has a great second up record and will be hitting this at peak fitness, but he’s not the hyped up runner he has been in the past. It’s a big price for such a quality sprinter and you may get better on the day, so it’s easy enough to save on him.

5 – Behemoth – $9.50 ???

Has been faultless this preparation and has blossomed into a genuine Group 1 star with his back-to-back wins in the Memsie Stakes, and the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes. Maps to get a nice run stalking the leaders, and is at a good price in the market. Massive chance.

6 – Bivouac – $15 ?

Had a tough draw in The Shorts and ran well behind Classique Legend. Is hitting this second up and has last year’s winning jockey Glen Boss onboard. Unfortunately he’s got a shocking gate again and may be caught wide, but he is a very classy colt and wouldn’t talk you out of backing him if you’re a fan.

7 – Gytrash – $6.50 ???

Has had Nature Strip’s number the last few meetings, and won well first up in the Concorde Stakes. Has been given a 6-week freshen up and a barrier trial to ensure he’s cherry ripe, draws well to get cover just off the speed, and looks the one to beat.

8 – Eduardo – $27

A great story for this horse to scale new heights and gain a slot in The Everest, and he’ll definitely push forward and try his heart out from the wide gate. Will provide nuisance value for Nature Strip, but don’t think he quite has the class to win this.

9 – Dollar For Dollar – $81

Unfortunate for Aquis that Farnan wasn’t quite ready to go and that a few other of their more fancied replacements weren’t keen. Dollar For Dollar will jump and run from the inside gate, and attempt to hold out Nature Strip. That’s about as far as his involvement will go, the price tells the tale.

10 – Tofane – $21 ???

I’m seeing a fair bit of pressure up front for the lead which should suit the swooping brigade, and think Tofane maps well for a nice run home. Has performed well in both starts this prep and is hitting this third up in peak condition, and could run a big race under the radar at the big price.

11 – Libertini – $9.50 ?

Has drawn a shocking barrier and is returning from a career best run first up in the Premiere Stakes. She’ll need to back that performance up to win here, and can’t afford to hit any flat spots second up. She may well come out and prove me wrong, but I’m happy to be against her here.

12 – Haut Brion Her – $34

Ran well to win the Sheraco Stakes first up, but was disappointing in the Golden Pendant last start. I doubt she’ll kick up and hold out stablemate Nature Strip, which she probably needs to do to win. Price is about right.


13 – Deprive, 14 – Special Reward, 15 – Standout, 16 – Tactical Advantage

I don’t think any of these emergencies are up to the task if they gain a run in the field.

Tip: 7-5-3-10

? = Must Watch
? = Big Winning Chance
?= Worth Including in Exotics

2020 The Everest Field, Barriers, & Odds

1Nature Strip (5)J: James Mcdonald 58.5kg T: C J Waller$4.50$1.90
2Trekking (4)J: Joshua Parr 58.5kg T: James Cummings$11.00$3.50
3Classique Legend (6)J: Kerrin Mcevoy 58.5kg T: L J Bridge$4.60$1.90
4Santa Ana Lane (8)J: Sam Clipperton 58.5kg T: A & S Freedman$26.00$6.00
5Behemoth (2)J: Nash Rawiller 58.5kg T: D R Jolly$9.00$3.00
6Bivouac (10)J: Glen Boss 58.5kg T: James Cummings$14.00$3.90
7Gytrash (7)J: Jason Collett 58.5kg T: G V Richards$6.50$2.35
8Eduardo (9)J: Ms Rachel King 58.5kg T: Joseph Pride$21.00$5.50
9Dollar For Dollar (1)J: Tim Clark 58.5kg T: T & C Mcevoy$81.00$18.00
10Tofane (11)J: Tommy Berry 56.5kg T: M D Moroney$20.00$5.00
11Libertini (12)J: Regan Bayliss 56.5kg T: A J Cummings$9.00$3.00
12Haut Brion Her (3)J: Brenton Avdulla 56.5kg T: C J Waller$34.00$7.00
13Deprive (13)J: Unknown 58.5kg T: James Cummings$101.00$21.00
14Special Reward (14)J: Unknown 58.5kg T: K A Lees$201.00$31.00
15Standout (15)J: Unknown 58.5kg T: G Ryan & S Alexiou$201.00$31.00
16Tactical Advantage (16)J: Unknown 58.5kg T: K A Lees$301.00$51.00