the everest 2020, sydney spring carnival

It’s only a few years old, but there are few bigger events than Sydney’s flagship race, The Everest.

Let’s check out the contenders and the details regarding The Everest 2021 (updated September 16th).

We’ve also got a similar guide to all the contenders for the 2021 Melbourne Cup – check that out right here!

The Everest 2021: The Contenders

Odds displayed are from Australia’s favourite bookmaker, TopSport.

Nature Strip: $4.60 with TopSport (Slot: Chris Waller)

Rolled by Eduardo in The Shorts but didn’t lose many admirers with a tough run to finish second. That came after a smooth run in the Concorde where he jumped at $1.50 and more or less won like it. Steady favourite.

Classique Legend: $6.50 with TopSport (Slot: Bon Ho)

The reigning champ is back in owner Bon Ho’s slot. Was sent to Hong Kong after last year’s triumph, but failed to acclimatise and returned to Australia after just one run. Trainer Les Bridge is happy with his progress. Returned with a trial win on September 10th.

Eduardo: $6.50 with TopSport (Slot: The Star / Arrowfield)

Here’s the mover in the market! Won the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 in May and returned with a couple of solid trials before turning Nature Strip over in The Shorts.

Gytrash: $6.50 with TopSport (Slot: Inglis)

The other market mover. Returned in The Shorts after a couple of trials and was the hard luck story, being blocked for a run behind the first two. Looked to have plenty to give.

Masked Crusader: $7 with TopSport (Slot: Max Whitby & Neil Werrett)

Shot up in The Everest market after a stunning late charge to win The Group 3 Heath at Caulfield. Had a tough run in The Shorts, hampered early and then being slow to recover, before getting home well.

Rothfire: $9.50 with TopSport (Slot: James Kennedy)

Robert Heathcote gelding and winner of last year’s Group 1 JJ Atkins at Eagle Farm. Put in a couple of very sharp trials in Brisbane in August. Reasonable performance in The Shorts, finishing fourth.

Anamoe: $15 with TopSport

A contender for the Godolphin slot – second in the Golden Slipper before winning the Group 1 Inglis Sires at Randwick. Impressive return winning the G2 Run to the Rose.

Paulele: $15 with TopSport

Another Godolphin contender, the colt won the Listed Rosebud at Randwick in August, then ran second in the Group 3 San Domenico.

Lost And Running: $16 with TopSport (Slot: TAB)

The John O’Shea gelding impressed with multiple wins over late autumn, culminating in the Listed Luskin Star Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill in May. Returned in The Shorts but was wound down and pulled up lame.




Libertini: $19 with TopSport

Star mare yet to return for the Spring. Hasn’t really fired in two trials, but trainer Anthony Cummings is happy with her to date.

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