Ten-time Group 1 winning Kiwi mare Melody Belle...
The world’s richest turf race takes place in Sydney this Saturday with Royal Randwick hosting the $14 million The Everest 2019 and ahead of the lucrative sprint feature the Races.com.au team have our inside two-word form guide on the buy-in showdown.
A dozen in-form sprinters represent their respective slot-holders in what is shaping-up as a hot-paced showdown for the third running of the weight-for-age The Everest (1200m).
Anthony Freedman’s Santa Ana Lane is the top-rated and deserving favourite in The Everest betting at Ladbrokes.com.au after running smart time for a first-up second in the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes at Flemington.
A second-up specialist with that heroic TJ Smith Stakes win from the autumn over The Everest track and distance make the seven-year-old the one to beat even with the possibility of trouble from near the inside (2).
There are a trio of rivals under double-figure The Everest odds including the now Chris Waller-trained market mover Arcadia Queen out to prove she can blow her rivals away over 1200m as impressively as she’s done over the 1400m – 1800m distance range.
Add into the mix two-time defending The Everest champion Redzel looking to add to his stagging $15.6 million in prize money and the sure-to-be pacemaker Nature Strip at huge odds and it’s a race not to miss.
2019 THE EVEREST FORM GUIDE IN TWO WORDS
#1 SANTA ANA LANE (2)
#2 PIERATA (1)
#3 REDZEL (7)
#4 NATURE STRIP (12)
#5 TREKKING (5)
#6 CLASSIQUE LEGEND (8)
#7 TEN SOVEREIGNS (11)
#8 ALIZEE (10)
#9 SUNLIGHT (6)
#10 IN HER TIME (4)
#11 ARCADIA QUEEN (3)
#12 YES YES YES (9)
*All odds quoted are provided by Ladbrokes.com.au and subject to change.
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