2017 The Everest Field: Brave Smash Secures ATC Slot

September 19, 2017

2017 The Everest Field: Brave Smash Secures ATC Slot

The Australian Turf Club (ATC) allocated slot in next month’s The Everest 2017 field is now filled with Japanese import Brave Smash set to line-up in the inaugural event on October 14.

Brave Smash

Brave Smash is the seventh confirmed 2017 The Everest horse ahead of the $10 million feature at Randwick on October 14. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Darren Weir’s Tosen Phanton entire was over the weekend confirmed to represent the ATC in the Restricted $10 million The Everest (1200m) sprint at Royal Randwick in a boost for connections at Australian Bloodstock.

“We have selected Brave Smash for several reasons and think he is an excellent fit for the ATC,” the club’s executive general manger-racing James Heddo told The Daily Telegraph.

“We have great confidence in Darren Weir’s judgment that the best of Brave Smash is yet to come, and the stable can now focus solely on one race and aim to peak on October 14 in The Everest.

“The ATC is committed to building the international profile of our carnivals and our racing, and to attract more overseas competitors to our racecourses, and Brave Smash offers a point of difference to The Everest with his international background and pedigree.

“Australian Bloodstock through its syndication of horses continually brings new owners and customers to racing, which is another important focus of the ATC.

“Australian Bloodstock has already tasted success in the Melbourne Cup and we hope that now continues in Australia’s richest race, the $10 million The Everest at Royal Randwick.”

The five-year-old is a progressive type according to Melbourne Cup winning trainer Weir, for whom the horse has had two starts with to date.

On debut Brave Smash immediately caught the eye running a close second to Lindsay Park’s subsequent Memsie Stakes winner Vega Magic, who is still in the hunt for a spot in The Everest race, at Caulfield in the Listed Regal Roller Stakes (1200m) on August 19.

The Everest talk surrounding Brave Smash’s inclusion picked up on September 9 when the horse broke his maiden status down under, winning the Listed Chandler Macleod Stakes (1200m) over stablemate El Divino.

Brave Smash, the seventh horse to secure a spot in the 12-starter The Everest field, has firmed into $11 for the win in futures markets for the country’s richest race at Ladbrokes.com.au.

“In Brave Smash, we believe we have the X-Factor in what is already shaping as the biggest sprint race in the world, and one that we feel privileged to be part of,” Australian Bloodstock director Jamie Lovett said.

“We are also very excited as are the ATC to be represented by a Japanese sprinter that will bring unprecedented international attention to The Everest.”

The other confirmed The Everest horses are: triple TJ Smith Stakes winner Chautauqua, smart Queensland-trained filly Houtzen, Golden Slipper Stakes winner She Will Reign, Fell Swoop, English and the weekend’s impressive The Shorts winner Redzel.

Check out the latest The Everest 2017 racing odds online today and back your tips for the lucrative weight-for-age feature through Ladbrokes.com.au at the right price this spring.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 – U S N...

Chautauqua jumps into The Ever...

Chautauqua jumps into The Everest calculations after passing barrier test

The grey flash Chautauqua has jumped into calculations for a slot in the $13m...

The Everest 2018: Santa Ana La...

The Everest 2018: Santa Ana Lane to run for Inglis

Three times Group 1 winner Santa Ana Lane will fill the slot owned by Inglis...

Nature Strip odds on to stake ...

Nature Strip odds on to stake a claim for The Everest

Emerging sprinting star Nature Strip is odds on to stake a claim for the $13m...

Sunshine Coast Guineas winner ...

Sunshine Coast Guineas winner The Bostonian set to return to Australia in the Spring

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is considering a Spring Carnival campaign for The...

Horse Racing Today

Sheiswhatsheis can add to Goll...

Jukebox to step up to 1200m se...

Jukebox to step up to 1200m second up

Trainer Ciaron Maher is looking to step his smart colt Jukebox up to 1200m...

Front runner Sheiswhatsheis he...

Front runner Sheiswhatsheis heads up 2018 Tattersall’s Mile nominations

Front running mare Sheiswhatsheis is among the eighteen nominations for the...

The Everest 2018 – U S N...

The Everest 2018 – U S Navy Flag secures a slot for Coolmore

A brilliant all the way win down the Newmarket straight in England last...

Plenty of money for Jukebox in...

Plenty of money for Jukebox in 2018 Sir John Monash Stakes betting

An early flood of money has seen the Ciaron Maher trained Jukebox a firming...

Race Results

The Queen’s Cup Trophy next for 2018 Caloundra Cup winner Megablast

2018 Tattersall’s Club Tiara winner Prompt Response in line for Everest slot

Santa Ana Lane is the 2018 Stradbroke Handicap winner

Wet track gave The Monstar the edge in winning 2018 Moreton Cup

Egg Tart wins P.J. O’Shea Stakes: Caulfield Cup 2018 Spring Target

Race Previews

Sheiswhatsheis can add to Gollan’s premiership record in 2018 Tattersall’s Mile

Jukebox to step up to 1200m second up

Front runner Sheiswhatsheis heads up 2018 Tattersall’s Mile nominations

The Everest 2018 – U S Navy Flag secures a slot for Coolmore

Megablast top of The Queen’s Cup odds

Fields & Form

Jukebox to step up to 1200m second up

Front runner Sheiswhatsheis heads up 2018 Tattersall’s Mile nominations

The Everest 2018 – U S Navy Flag secures a slot for Coolmore

Megablast top of The Queen’s Cup odds

Plenty of money for Jukebox in 2018 Sir John Monash Stakes betting