Classique Legend aims for another The Everest win in October

Classique Legend
Classique Legend wins the 2020 The Everest.

Trainer Les Bridge has indicated that 2020 The Everest winner, Classique Legend has made a complete recovery from his suspensory injury suffered when running fifth to Nature Strip in last years running of the race.

Connections have indicated that they will be aiming at a fourth start for the son of Not A Single Doubt in the $15 million The Everest in October if he remains sound and regains form in the spring.

“We are all quite happy with the scans and the plan is to have the horse back in my (Randwick) stables in about six weeks,’’ Bridge said.

“This will give us plenty of time to get him ready for the spring and The Everest again.’’

Bridge’s top line sprinter won The Everest in 2020 and also contested the race as a four-year-old in 2019 when finishing sixth behind Yes Yes Yes.

If Classique Legend does everything right in the lead-up, he would virtually be guaranteed a spot as his owner, Bon Ho has a slot in the big race.

“These suspensory injuries are not as bad as a tendon although they are slow to heal,’’ Bridge said.

“But in my experience horses can bounce back to their best form after injuring a suspensory.

“You have to remember Classique Legend might be a rising seven-year-old but he’s so lightly raced (14 starts) and the signs are good we can get him back in the spring.’’

The popular grey has amassed over $9.3 million in prizemoney over his 14-start career, with six wins and four placings to his credit.

A half sister to Classique Legend by I Am Invincible ex Pinocchio fetched $2 million at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale last week from the draft of Tyreel Stud.

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