Haut Brion Her Completes 2020 The Everest Race Field: Horses Confirmed

October 12, 2020

Haut Brion Her Completes 2020 The Everest Race Field: Horses Confirmed

All 12 horses to line-up in the $15 million The Everest 2020 field this Saturday in Sydney are now locked in after Three Bridges confirmed Haut Brion Her would fill the final slot in the world’s richest turf race.  

Haut Brion Her Horse Form (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) | Races.com.au

Haut Brion Her is the final horses to secure a slot in the 2020 The Everest field this weekend. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Chris Waller Racing announced the decision to sell the final slot in The Everest field to Victorian Stud on a one-year deal with Three Bridges Throughbreds, birth place of Haut Brion Her.

To be ridden by Brenton Avdulla in the 1200m feature at Royal Randwick this weekend, Sheraco Stakes winner Haut Brion Her is a $21 outsider in The Everest betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au.

She is out to atone for a mid-field finish in the Golden Pendant from a wide alley and gives last year’s The Everest winning trainer Waller, who stole the show in 2019 with then three-year-old Yes Yes Yes, two chances in the race this spring.

Waller’s other runner is one-time favourite Nature Strip, to be ridden by James McDonald, who ran fourth to his young stablemate in last year’s The Everest results.

“It’s incredibly exciting for the whole Waller Racing team to see two of our stable stars line-up as genuine chances in the 2020 Everest,” Waller told Racenet.

“Haut Brion Her has shown her brilliant speed this preparation with a superb win in the Sheraco Stakes and I know she is capable of giving this race a shake-up.

“Her work has been faultless the last two weeks which gives me great confidence that she will be primed to put in a big performance on Saturday.”

Nature Strip is out to $7 in betting after two disappointing runs this time in, the latest seeing him finish a flat fourth as the beaten odds-on favourite in the Group 2 Premiere Stakes (1200m).

Shock Premiere Stakes winner, Anthony Cummings’ fast-finishing mare Libertini, is after another win over the big guns and is also at current all-in The Everest odds of $7.

The latest markets are led by the consistent Les Bridge-trained grey Classique Legend ($4.40) running for Bon Ho.

Dual The Everest winning hoop on inaugural champion Redzel (2017, 2018), Kerrin McEvoy rides last year’s sixth placegetter whose latest runs include the Group 2 The Shorts victory first-up and last start second in the Premiere Stakes when two lengths off Libertini.

The other best in The Everest betting following closely at $4.80 is Gytrash, Gordon Richards’ Adelaide raider having been kept fresh since his impressive first-up Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1000m) win over Nature Strip when carrying 60kg.

The other standouts in what is shaping-up as a highly competitive fourth edition of the hugely popular sprint are David Jolly’s hulking South Australian star Behemoth and the Godolphin-raced Bivouac.

Behemoth chases a fourth straight win this prep having recently completed the Group 1 Memsie Stakes – Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes double over the 1400m at Caulfield and is down in distance for The Everest.

Bivouac for James Cummings has had one lead-up run when third first-up in The Shorts, the four-year-old Exceed And Excel stallion sure to improve going up in distance as he chases his first win since the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington back in March.

See below for the confirmed 2020 The Everest horses with the final field and barriers to be announced officially on Tuesday morning.

Click here for the latest all-in The Everest odds at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 The Everest Field

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 184x14x111 BEHEMOTH G 5 David Jolly 114
2 62x61365x3 BIVOUAC H 4 James Cummings 114
3 x2360x1x12 CLASSIQUE LEGEND G 5 Les Bridge 115
4 x37x07x112 EDUARDO G 7 Joseph Pride 110
5 110111×5 FARNAN C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 104
6 x2x13212x1 GYTRASH G 5 Gordon Richards 114
7 x111221x17 HAUT BRION HER M 5 Chris Waller 105
8 x1133x49x1 LIBERTINI M 4 Anthony Cummings 110
9 141x411x24 NATURE STRIP G 6 Chris Waller 121
10 225x6266x6 SANTA ANA LANE G 8 Anthony & Sam Freedman 115
11 1x77351x35 TOFANE (NZ) M 5 Michael Moroney 114
12 324x7219x2 TREKKING G 6 James Cummings 116

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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