Sunlight Shines at Randwick Ahead of The Everest 2019 Campaign

August 13, 2019

Sunlight Shines at Randwick Ahead of The Everest 2019 Campaign

Trainer Tony McEvoy couldn’t be more pleased with his stable ace Sunlight after her winning Randwick trial on Monday ahead of her 2019 The Everest campaign this spring.

Sunlight. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Sunlight looks on track for the 2019 The Everest in Sydney this spring. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The now four-year-old daughter of Zoustar impressed hoop Luke Currie in her second hit-out since running third behind Santa Ana Lane in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) back in early April.

Sunlight cruised to a half-length win in 52.56 seconds over the 900m Group & Listed trial on the course proper at Randwick, ticking the boxes ahead of her spring preparation.

“He [Currie] thought Sunlight was her normal self and really enjoyed her work,” McEvoy told the media post-trial.

“We will give Sunlight another trial on the 27th.”

A genuine superstar of the turf boasting three Group 1 wins in Melbourne, Sunlight will run for slot-holder Max Whitby in this year’s $14 million The Everest (1200m) on October 19.

She will contest the world’s richest turf race four runs into her preparation, which is scheduled to kick-off on September 7 at Randwick in the Group 3 $160,000 Concorde Stakes (1000m).

“Sunlight will still have three runs into The Everest through the Concorde, The Shorts and Premiere,” McEvoy confirmed.

“The deeper she gets into the prep, the better she goes so we won’t be changing that model but today was a good starting point.”

The Group 2 $500,000 The Shorts (1100m) runs at Randwick on George Main Stakes Day (September 21) followed by the Group 2 $500,000 Premiere Stakes (1200m) on Epsom Day (October 5).

Before the TJ Smith Stakes during ‘The Championships’, Sunlight’s other most recent run in Sydney was back in March of 2018 as a two-year-old when third behind Estijaab in Rosehill’s Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m).

As a juvenile she won the Group 2 Silver Slipper (1100m) at Rosehill and the Gold Coast’s $2 million Magic Millions Classic (1200m) but is yet to win at Randwick Racecourse.

Current all-in The Everest 2019 odds online at Ladbrokes.com.au list Sunlight as a $9 chance with markets led by the world’s highest-rated sprinter, TJ Smith champ Santa Ana Lane ($5).

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

Cox Plate 2020 Second Acceptan...

Caulfield Cup 2020 First Accep...

Caulfield Cup 2020 First Acceptances: 87 Stayers Still In The Mix

Eighty-seven of the world’s best stayers are still in contention for the Group...

2020 Golden Rose Stakes Field:...

2020 Golden Rose Stakes Field: Rothfire Draws Barrier 8 of 9

Robert Heathcote’s Group 1 winning Queensland star and confirmed The Everest...

Russian Camelot Heads 2020 Und...

Russian Camelot Heads 2020 Underwood Stakes Nominations

One-time Caulfield Cup favourite Russian Camelot is the standout early entry...

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2020 ...

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2020 Winner: Behemoth Too Good Again

David Jolly’s hulking South Australian superstar Behemoth was too good again,...

Horse Racing Today

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2020 ...

The Metropolitan 2020 Odds Fir...

The Metropolitan 2020 Odds Firm on Kingston Town Winner Taikomochi

The Metropolitan 2020 odds have firmed on the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian...

MRC Foundation Cup Winner Orde...

MRC Foundation Cup Winner Orderofthegarter Into Caulfield Cup 2020 Field

Last year’s Melbourne Cup winning trainer Danny O’Brien looks to have a...

George Main Stakes Winner: Kol...

George Main Stakes Winner: Kolding Beats Home Three Stablemates

Chris Waller’s Epsom star from last spring is back in business with Kolding...

2020 Bill Ritchie Winner Proba...

2020 Bill Ritchie Winner Probabeel New Epsom Favourite

Group 1 winning Kiwi mare Probabeel was back to her best with a powerful win...

Race Results

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2020 Winner: Behemoth Too Good Again

The Metropolitan 2020 Odds Firm on Kingston Town Winner Taikomochi

Shorts Winner Classique Legend Firms Significantly in 2020 The Everest Betting

MRC Foundation Cup Winner Orderofthegarter Into Caulfield Cup 2020 Field

George Main Stakes Winner: Kolding Beats Home Three Stablemates

Race Previews

Cox Plate 2020 Second Acceptances Leave 66 Chances

Caulfield Cup 2020 First Acceptances: 87 Stayers Still In The Mix

2020 Golden Rose Stakes Field: Rothfire Draws Barrier 8 of 9

Russian Camelot Heads 2020 Underwood Stakes Nominations

2020 Moir Stakes Nominations & Odds: Fabergino Early Favourite to Beat Big Guns

Fields & Form

Cox Plate 2020 Second Acceptances Leave 66 Chances

Caulfield Cup 2020 First Acceptances: 87 Stayers Still In The Mix

2020 Golden Rose Stakes Field: Rothfire Draws Barrier 8 of 9

Russian Camelot Heads 2020 Underwood Stakes Nominations

2020 Moir Stakes Nominations & Odds: Fabergino Early Favourite to Beat Big Guns