Osborne Bulls ready to run in The Everest 2018

October 11, 2018

Osborne Bulls ready to run in The Everest 2018

Late inclusion Osborne Bulls is ready to run the race of his life when he lines up against a high quality field of sprinters in the 2018 $13m The Everest (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Osborne Bulls, above, is ready to peak third up in The Everest at Randwick. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Osborne Bulls, above, is ready to peak third up in The Everest at Randwick. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Osborne Bulls received the late call up by slot holders the ATC to replace his stablemate after Home Of The Brave developed a temperature mid-week and was ruled out of The Everest.

Trainer James Cummings was happy to have Osborne Bulls carry the Godolphin royal blue colours in the world’s richest race on turf and said that the five year old was ready to peak third up from a spell.

“To see the Godolphin colours go around in The Everest will be a huge thrill for the entire organisation,” Cummings said.

“I wanted him third up in the Rupert Clarke because he flies third up, but he missed a run and that wasn’t to be.”

“But he’s third up here, and the way it’s unfolded there’s every reason to think he’ll run a personal best in the Everest.

“Mind you, he’s going to need to produce a PB to compete against the best sprinters in the country at weight-for-age.

“But I can say that he’s as good as I’ve ever had him.

“Whether he’s good enough at this stage, remains to be seen, but to be involved in a race like this, one of the biggest sprints in world racing that has attracted a great field, is a great experience for me and the team.”

Osborne Bulls has worked his way up through the grades and Cummings wasn’t disappointed with the gelding’s first attempt against Group 1 opposition when fifth to Jungle Cat in the Group 1 $500,000 Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on September 22.

“He was going into that race off a setback and it was a high pressure Group 1 so I’d be forgiving him that one,’’ Cummings said.

“He ran well without winning but I know he has come on from there.

“He’s probably seasoned enough now, he’s had a trip away and won at various venues but he has shown particular aptitude at Randwick and has a terrific record third-up so I wouldn’t be completely blown away.’’

Osborne Bulls will jump from barrier five in the twelve horse The Everest field, the same barrier that Home Of The Brave drew before he was starched and the the five year old will be ridden by Tommy Berry.

Betting at Ladbrokes.com.au for The Everest has Osborne Bulls marked as an $18 chance while last year’s winner Redzel holds a slight advantage at the top of the market order at $6.50 over the Lindsay Park trained Vega Magic and Anthony Freedman’s Group 1 winning mare Shoals who share the second line of betting at $7.

Next in the betting at $8 is the Gerald Ryan trained Trapeze Artist just ahead of the Irish sprinter U S Navy Flag at $8.50 and Santa Ana Lane at $9.

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