The Everest is an Australian Turf Club Group 1 Weight for Age Thoroughbred horse race, which will be run for the first time in 2017.
The race will be run over 1,200 meters on turf at the Randwick Racecourse in Sydney. The race will take place on the 14th October and become not only the richest horse race in Australia but also the richest turf horse race in the world, thanks to a prize fund of $10 million.
Following this inaugural running of the Everest, the race will take place every year, on the second Saturday of October and become a regular feature race in the Spring Carnival.
The Everest 2017 (Place Odds) - Best odds - Best odds
Last update: October 11, 2017 07:35
1. Bookies Favourite
When it comes to first The Everest 2017 Predictions, the bookmakers favourite is She Will Reign at 4.50. She Will Reign won the world’s richest two-year-old race over the Autumn Carnival and she is now aiming to win the world’s richest turf race by coming home in first place in the Spring Carnival. The thought is that She Will Reign will be even better on a dryer surface and has performed well on a heavy track in the Golden Slipper, this is ominous for the rest of the field.
However, there are a group of horses just behind She Will Reign in the betting who will also fancy their chances at winning the big prize this spring. The leading contender must be Chautauqua priced at 6.50. Chautauqua is regarded as the best sprinter in the world, having won his third straight T.J. Smith from what looked like an impossible position.
He only managed to finish in seventh place in The Shorts over 1,100 meters but was just 2.2 lengths behind the winner having started the final 200 meters of the race in the last place. Watch out for Chautauqua in the closing stages.
2. The Other Contenders
Also priced at 6.50 is Vega Magic, who has enjoyed some hard fought but good victories in the Goodwood Handicap, Caulfield, and the Group One Memsie Stakes. He defeated Black Heart Bart, Hey Doc and Le Romain in the latter of those three races, confirming Vega Magic as a top sprinter and contender for The Everest. Just behind Vega Magic in the betting are three horses, Redzel, Redkirk Warrior and English, who are all priced at 7.50.
Redzel has finished second or better in his last seven races, which is the sign of a horse on form, whereas English won the All Aged Stakes at Randwick in last year’s Autumn Spring Carnival. Redkirk Warrior, on the other hand, became the first horse in over 100 years to win the Newmarket Handicap first-up earlier this year, underlining his credentials as a potential winner of 2017 The Everest.
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