The Everest 2020 Odds Update: Punters Trek Towards Upset

October 16, 2020

The Everest 2020 Odds Update: Punters Trek Towards Upset

There is money for an upset 2020 The Everest result in Saturday’s $15 million sprint showdown in Sydney with the Godolphin-raced Trekking an early market mover to improve on his third in the event last year.

Trekking Horse Form (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photo) | Races.com.au

Trekking is an early 2020 The Everest betting market mover for the $15 million feature on Saturday in Sydney. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The world’s richest race run on turf, The Everest (1200m) is the feature event at Royal Randwick on the weekend and features a quality line-up of a dozen of the country’s best sprinters.

Third to the Chris Waller-trained Yes Yes Yes in 2019, the James Cummings-trained Trekking is at double-figures but well-backed in from $17 to $11 in the latest The Everest odds at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Drawn a treat in gate four with Joshua Parr to ride, the Group 1 winning son of Street Cry presents fit second-up and should relish a return to Sydney after his second to Pippie at The Valley on September 25 in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m).

With winning form up to 1400m, the step-up to 1200m looks ideal for Trekking who is somewhat of second-up specialist chasing his first victory since Adelaide’s Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) back in mid-May.

The post-field The Everest betting markets continue to be led by another graduate out of the 2019 edition with Waller’s fourth-placegetter Nature Strip considered the one to beat this spring.  

The TJ Smith Stakes champ could be at had $6 The Everest odds earlier in the week but has subsequently firmed into $4.80 favouritism to atone for his two beaten runs this prep.

He was flat second-up when fourth in the Group 2 Premiere Stakes but tipped to improve and turn the tables on the shock winner out of that, Libertini on the drift in The Everest markets out from $7 to $9.

Battling Nature Strip at the top of the markets as the current co-$4.80 favourite is the Les Bridge-trained Classique Legend.

The gun grey jumps one on the outside of Nature Strip with dual The Everest winning hoop Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle third-up.

An ultra-consistent son of Not A Single Doubt, Classique Legend ran sixth in the race last year but looks stronger 12 months on having won the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) first-up before the Premiere Stakes second.

Hulking South Australian sprinter Behemoth ($9) coming off back-to-back Group 1 wins over 1400m at Caulfield and Gytrash ($6.50) – kept fresh since his Group 3 Concorde Stakes win – round out the single-figure The Everest horses.

Click here for the latest The Everest 2020 betting markets courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

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