The Everest is the biggest sprint race in the world and the $14 million race runs this Saturday at Randwick.
It’s a global spectacle which features 12 of the very best thoroughbreds and the excitement around the race is huge.
Redzel is out to claim his third title and remain unbeaten in the race, but he has plenty of quality contenders to deal with.
We have our best bets, best each way and best roughie selections.
The Everest 2019 Tips
The Everest 2019 final field, barrier draw & odds
The Everest 2019 Best Bets
Santa Ana Lane @ $4.80 Bet Now
Best Each Way Bet:
Redzel @ $11 Bet Now
Classique Legend @ $15 Bet Now
The Everest 2019 Form Guide & Tips
Santa Ana Lane (Best Bet – $4.80) Bet Now
Santa Ana Lane is all class and his effort to run second behind Sunlight at Flemington was an incredible effort.
He owns international experience when running in Hong Kong and he’s a multiple Group 1-winning gelding at home.
Owns two wins from six starts at Randwick and we’re expecting his class to shine through once again here.
Pierata ($5.50) Bet Now
Pierata showed his ability when winning at Randwick last start and that form should stack up nicely.
The only negative with this runner is drawing the inside barrier. He likes to run with space, but we’re not overlooking his winning ability.
$5.50 on offer is good value and we wouldn’t be surprised to see him winning.
Redzel (Best Each Way – $10) Bet Now
Passing up $11 for the two-time Everest winner would be foolish.
He peaks for The Everest and there hasn’t been anything wrong with his form leading into this race.
The Snowden-trained gelding is a 15-time winner which ran a close third last start and he can turn that form into winning form.
He owns a stunning nine wins at Randwick and punters are getting enormous value.
Nature Strip ($23) Bet Now
If Nature Strip could run a strong 1200, he would be one of the favourites for this race.
However, he’s a 1000m specialist which gets extremely tired in the latter stages of the contest.
He’ll use his speed from out wide, so the barrier draw suits but they’ll run over him late.
Trekking ($21) Bet Now
Trekking got into the race via winning the Schillaci Stakes last week, but we’re not sure that’s a good form guide.
It was a strong win but the competition was a few notches lower than this and he would need to run a much quicker time to go close.
Classique Legend (Best Roughie – $15) Bet Now
He has been beaten twice this season, but we believe The Everest has been his ultimate goal all along.
The talented four-year-old has been right around the mark throughout his career and he has more upside than many of these.
He can handle all conditions and we’re a little surprised at his odds. We thought he would be around the $8 mark, so take the value on offer.
Ten Sovereigns ($26) Bet Now
European runner which has shown good ability overseas, but he’s taking on the Australian’s at their own game.
European sprinters have never matched up well in Australia and we don’t expect Ten Sovereigns to be any better than the rest.
Alizee ($16) Bet Now
Alizee is better suited over 1400-1600m, so we’re not sure the Cummings-trained mare is best suited to this race.
Her form has taken a slight downward turn, despite winning fresh up at Rosehill. Her most recent run came over 1400m and they might be too slick for her here.
Followers are getting good odds so there is some upside.
Sunlight ($15) Bet Now
The star four-year-old mare was a gutsy winner at Flemington last start and if she can find a good spot in running, she’ll go close.
She’s a winner of 11 from 19 starts, which includes prize money of more than $4.6 million. It’s tough to rule out a runner of that class.
She has the pace needed to win an Everest and if she can handle the pressure up front, expect another top-class performance.
In Her Time ($26) Bet Now
In Her Time has the potential to win races like The Everest, but she can be tough to follow at the best of times.
We’re not sure the Kris Lees-trained mare is running well enough to win this is a fresh up state. She requires a lot of luck in running and luck is rarely on her side.
Arcadia Queen ($5) Bet Now
This former Perth runner has a great record of six wins from seven starts and she comes into this having won at Rosehill last start.
That was her first run for Chris Waller and it showed that she can handle the pressure of racing in Sydney.
We’re not sure if she’s a genuine $5 chance, but there is good confidence with punters and that must be respected.
Yes Yes Yes ($9) Bet Now
Too short in the betting for our liking. The Waller-trained colt has been taking on age-group opposition and that shouldn’t stack up here.
Gets 53kg on the back but he would have to run some good sectionals to chase down these sprinters.