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The day of the $10m The Everest (1200m) at Randwick has arrived featuring a super group of twelve high quality sprinters chasing the $5.8 million first prizemoney cheque.
Apart from the highlight of the day, The Everest, Randwick will see a ten race program that also features the re-introduction of the St Leger Stakes (2600m) with a purse of $500,000, which is matched by the Listed $500,000 Sydney Stakes (1200m) Group 3 $500,000 Craven Plate (2000m).
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2017 The Everest Day Results
(All times are local times)
Race 1 (12.05pm) $100,000 Highway Consolation (1400m)
High class jockey Kerrin McEvoy kicked the punters off to a flying start by steering the short priced favourite Don’t Give A Damn to a comfortable win in the first race on The Everest Race Day.
McEvoy had the Danny Williams trained Don’t Give A Damn quickly into stride from the outside barrier in the fourteen horse field and the result was never in double once McEvoy allowed the four year old to cross to the fence at the 800m and take up the running.
Don’t Give A Damn ($1.75) stretched out nicely in the straight to comfortably hold out the runner up Schedule ($21)with third placegetter Super Bob ($15) doing his best work at the finish.
- 1st – Don’t Give A Damn
- 2nd – Schedule
- 3rd – Super Star Bob
Race 2 (12:40pm) $100,000 Victory Vein Plate (1000m)
The speedy Legend Of Condor led all of the way to take out the Victory Vein Plate for the two year olds.
Winning jockey Josh Parr took te Gerald Ryan trained Legend Of Condor ($4.80) straight to the front and the Not A Single Doubt colt was strong at the finish to hold off the Peter and Paul Snowden trained Spin ($4.60 favourite) who was sticking to the inside fence.
Third placegetter Stunts ($21) settled back in the field and made up ground in the straight without threatening the first two placegetters.
- 1st – Legend Of Condor
- 2nd – Spin
- 3rd – Stunts
Race 3 (1:15pm) Listed $125,000 Reginald Allen Quality (1400m)
The Clarry Conners trained Torvill was able to record an overdue win with a victory against the fillies in the Reginald Allen Quality.
Winning jockey Jason Collett settled Torvill ($10) in the second half of the field when there appeared to be plenty of pace on up front and the Not A Single Doubt filly responded to those tactics with a strong finishing burst.
Runner up Yulong Xingshengh ($14) also came from well back in the field, doing her best work at the finished while third placegetter Workdrinks ($4.60 favourite) held on after racing on the pace.
Torvill had been placed at the last two starts and she was a well-deserved winner today.
- 1st – Torvill
- 2nd – Yulong Xingsheng
- 3rd – Workdrinks
Race 4 (1:50pm) $200,000 Anniversary Highway (1400m)
A beautiful rails hugging ride by veteran jockey Robert Thompson saw After All That claim the first prize in the Anniversary Highway over the 1400m.
Thompson brought After All That ($11) from the second half of the field and after struggling to find a way through the middle of track, elected to go back to the fence where he squeezed through to claim a nose victory over the fast finishing Suncraze.
Corey Brown eased Suncraze ($2.70) to the middle of the track but the equal favourite ran out of time to run done the winner.
Top weight Bring A Secret ($21) raced on the pace and battled on well in the run to the line to fill third spot.
- 1st – After All That
- 2nd – Suncraze
- 3rd – Bring A Secret
Race 5 (2:25pm) $100,000 The Star Mile (1600m)
Short priced favourite Invincibella ($2.70) proved too strong for her rivals in winning The Star Mile after travelling just off the pace.
Tim Clark always had Invincibella in the firing line and with only 53.5kg, the Chris Waller trained mare was able to overhaul the leader Lubiton ($6) in the run to the line.
Harper’s Choice ($8.50) had a nice run midfield and ran on in the straight to claim third spot.
- 1st – Invincibella
- 2nd – Lubiton
- 3rd – Harper’s Choice
Race 6 (3:00pm) $500,000 St Leger Stakes (2600m)
Favourite Big Duke kept the punters cheering with a resounding win in the St Leger Stakes.
Brenton Avdulla had Big Duke ($2.15) positioned in fifth and sixth position in the early and middle stages and had plenty in reserve as the field topped the rise.
The Darren Weir trained stayer had plenty of stamina at the end of the 2600m and will now head back to Melbourne for the Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 7.
Runner up Auvray ($14) tried hard over the concluding stages to fill second position with the roughie Cismontane ($31) running on for third.
- 1st – Big Duke
- 2nd – Auvray
- 3rd – Cismontane
Race 7 (3:35pm) Sydney Stakes (1200m)
A perfect ride from Corey Brown saw In Her Time score back to back wins at Randwick in the Sydney Stakes.
The Ben Smith trained In Her Time ($2.30 favourite) narrowly missed out on gaining a start in the $10m The Everest (1200m) but proved to be a top class sprinter with another outstanding display today.
Runner up Impending ($7.50) looks to be back to his best with an eye catching run from near the tail of the field while Ball Of Muscle ($9.50), who shared the lead with Jungle Edge, fought on well in the straight to fill the third placed stall.
- 1st – In Her Time
- 2nd – Impending
- 3rd – Ball Of Muscle
Race 8 (4:15pm) $10m The Everest (1200m)
The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Redzel blitzed his rival to win the inaugural running of the $10m The Everest (1200m) at Randwick.
Redzel ($8.50) was slotted i the second position behind the leader Houtzen in the run and jockey Kerrin McEvoy wait until the field topped the rise before letting the five year slip away from the rest of the field and had plenty in the tank to hold off the unlucky Vega Magic ($4.80) who had a tough run three wide of most of the trip.
Third place went to the the Darren Weir trained Brave Smash ($19) while the grey flash Chautauqua was never a threat today and finished out of a place as did the well fancied She Will Reign.
- 1st – Redzel
- 2nd – Vega Magic
- 3rd – Brave Smash
Race 9 (4:55pm) Group 3 $500,000 Craven Plate (2000m)
Classic Uniform made it back to back Randwick wins with his all the way victory in the Craven Plate over 2000m.
Classic Uniform took up his customary front running spot and winning jockey Tim Clark was able to run the race to suit himself.
Clark dictated the race from the front and Classic Uniform ($21) had enough in reserve to fight off the challenge of the odds on favourite Happy Clapper ($1.50) who was brave in defeat.
The Chris Waller trained McCreery ($11) ran his best race for a long time and fought hard to the line to fill third place
- 1st – Classic Uniform
- 2nd – Happy Clapper
- 3rd – McCreery
Race 10 (5:30pm) $100,000 Sprint (1000m)
The $101 outsider of the field Grand Condor caused a major boil over with his win in the last race on the The Everest Race Day.
Grand Condour with Rachel Hunt in the saddle was able to hold off all the challengers to record a head win over Pick Me Up ($6.50) with Arise Augustus ($71) a close up third.
The Steve Hodge trained Grand Condor made it two wins on the trot after scoring at Newcastle last start.
The well fancied Machinegun Jubs dumped Hugh Bowman at the start and was declared a non runner while Balancing Act also got ride of his rider Corey Brown when he reared as the gates opened.
- 1st – Grand Condor
- 2nd – Pick Me Up
- 3rd – Arise Augustus
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