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The countdown is on until Randwick Race 7 on Saturday when the seventh instalment of the now world-famous $20 million The Everest race takes place, and below we have our insider 2023 The Everest betting tips.
Due to jump at 4:15pm (AEDT) this year’s The Everest (1200m) is set to be one of the most competitive yet with a gun field of 12-star sprinters ready to go.
The speed is set to be hot and the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au have the high-flying Think About It on top at $4.60 to keep the wins coming.
So, will trainer Joe Pride get the top prize with his ultra-consistent favourite or is there an upset pending?
See below to see what The Everest contenders we’ll be backing to take out the world’s richest turf race this weekend!
To Win: #3 Think About It ($4.60 at time of publish) – BET NOW
What a great edition of The Everest! It is a typically crack field of star sprinters bringing in varying form lines with plenty to consider. Have landed on the Pride-trained Think About It to continue building his picket fence with an incredible ninth win on the trot. He is 10 from 11 overall and continues to impress. Massive winter included wins in the Group 1 Kingsford Smith Cup and Stradbroke Handicap in Brisbane over 1300m and 1400m respectively. Carried 59kg in the former so handle the kilos with 58.5kg at WFA on Saturday. Flawless record at the track (3-3:-0-0) and is undefeated at the distance (4:4-0-0). Those are some pretty imposing stats and this So You Think five-year-old is a pretty imposing horse! He got the job done fresh in the Group 2 Premiere Stakes (1200m) with a narrow victory at the track and trip. This is tougher up against a horse like I Wish I Win now, but Sam Clipperton gets things his way from gate five. He got the box seat and closed hard up near the rail first-up, and he looks likely to get a similar charmed run here from the barrier. Pride came close to The Everest glory with Private Eye second last year, and that horse also lines up again, but think it is Think About It who will be best home.
The Danger: #1 I Wish I Win ($5) – BET NOW
Peter Moody certainly knows what it like to train a champion and face the pressure, and if I Wish I Win takes out The Everest this weekend he will go a long way to achieving championship status. This brilliant son of Savabeel is super versatile and has already banked over $7.8 million in 17 starts. He narrowly took out the $10 million Golden Eagle (1500m) as a four-year-old in October 2022 and was very competitive this autumn with a trio of Group 1 top three runs. He was placed down the Flemington straight in the Lightning Stakes (2nd) and Newmarket (3rd) on firm Good (3) tracks before defeating last year’s The Everest winner Giga Kick in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on a Heavy (9). Kicked off in Melbourne when third a half-length off the country’s best miler Mr Brightside in Caulfield’s Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m). Drops back to six furlongs which he has a stellar record over (6:3-2-1) and returns to the TJ Smith track and trip fit second-up. The inside alley was a bit of a blow, but Moody remains confident this horse can get the right run. Strap in!
The Roughie: #11 Shinzo ($18 at time of publish) – BET NOW
There is a host of livewire fancies at big The Everest odds with genuine claims at the title, but for the best roughie in the mix have landed on Chris Waller’s forgotten youngster Shinzo. The Golden Slipper winner got the absolute peach draw for him with gate six and has three-time The Everest winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle. This still progressive Snitzel colt is looking to become the third three-year-old to win the race joining the also Waller-trained Yes Yes Yes (2019) and Giga Kick (2022) last year. Waller also prepared Nature Strip for a 2021 The Everest triumph. Right trainer, right jockey, right gate and is back to 53kg at WFA after carting 56.5kg to a first-up ninth to stablemate Militarize in the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) on September 23. Was 2.6 lengths beaten, fitter now and back to his preferred trip. Runs spaced and was good in a trial when third to Overpass and Mazu – who both ran in last year’s The Everest as well as being in the mix again on Saturday. How he is close to $20 is beyond us!
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