JUSTIN DEVINE has dug through the shallow Everest archive to bring you 6 facts & insights that could help you find the winner of the big race. Good luck, punters!
6 facts & insights to help punters climb Everest
Boy's Day Out
3yo filly TULIP’s 5th placed finish in 2017 is the highest placed female finish.
Does that put the pen through TOFANE, LIBERTINI or HAUT BRION HER this year?
Peaking 3rd Up
All winners of The Everest have been 3rd up.
NATUTE STRIP, CLASSIQUE LEGEND, TOFANE and HAUT BRION HER all fit that profile this year.
Single To Mingle
The winning SP from all 3 editions so far has been hauntingly similar. REDZEL 2017 ($8.5), REDZEL 2018 ($8.5) and YES YES YES 2019 ($9).
This year LIBERTINI ($8) and BEHEMOTH ($9) are around a similar mark in early betting.
Kerrin McEvoy (2017 & 2018) and Glen Boss (2019) are the only two jockeys to have enjoyed success in The Everest.
This year McEvoy rides CLASSIQUE LEGEND who is one of the favourites, while Boss will ride Godolphin sprinter BIVOUAC.
Chris Waller is the only trainer in the race to have won The Everest before after training YES YES YES last year.
He has NATURE STRIP and HAUT BRION HER in this year’s event.
Barrier Draw Beat Up?
Barrier positions have had little impact on the result of The Everest.
REDZEL won from gates 1 and 4 while YES YES YES came from gate 9 last year.