Lindsay Park set to launch double assault on The Everest

Vega Magic wins at Caulfield
Craig Williams guides Vega Magic to a sensational win in the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield. (Mike Keating/Racing Photos)
THE Lindsay Park Racing team looks poised to dominate October’s The Everest after racing manager Rayan Moore confirmed the stable was looking at entering two horses in the $10 million sprint.

Memsie Stakes winner Vega Magic ($5 at is currently the second favourite for the race and is widely tipped as the stable’s best opportunity to take out the race.

If all goes according to plan, however, 2017 Newmarket Handicap winner Redkirk Warrior ($13 at could also join its stablemate in the feature event.

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Speaking exclusively to on Wednesday, Moore confirmed the team had made inquires about securing two slots in the world’s richest race on turf.

“We’ve had contact with Star City Casino and a few other slot holders,” he said.

“The two horses that we would put forward would probably be Vega Magic and Redkirk Warrior.”

Whilst there is nothing set in stone, Moore said the stable was “pretty optimistic” that both would saddle up for the October 14 feature at Royal Randwick.

“Both horse’s have won group ones at 1200m races so I’d say they’d both be in demand.”

Moore believes the Memsie Stakes win of Vega Magic proves it has the capacity to take out The Everest, while Redkirk Warrior’s big race pedigree cannot be denied.

“Vega Magic is now second favourite for The Everest and he’s proven since he’s joined us that he looks the real deal,” he said.

“He beat some pretty handy horses on the weekend at 1400m and beat them comprehensively on the line, and then Redkirk Warrior, no horse has won the Newmarket first-up for 90 years and he was able to do that.

“We’re pretty optimistic that they’ll both get in there and give it a real shake. Nothing is confirmed yet, but we will be pushing pretty hard to get both of those horses into the race.”

After a blistering performance in the Memsie Stakes where Vega Magic beat one of the strongest fields in the race’s history, the Lindsay Park team is looking to rest the star sprinter before launching an Everest campaign.

Moore said the stable would use the time up until October 14 to get the horse in the best possible condition for the race.

“After Vega Magic’s run in the Memsie we were pretty keen to go the six weeks until The Everest.”

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The pathway to The Everest will be slightly different for Redkirk Warrior, which has not raced since it finished fifth in the Group One All Aged Stakes at Randwick in April, but all reports out of the stable suggest the seven-year-old is flying.

Moore confirmed the British import was set to resume at Flemington in a fortnight’s time.

“Redkirk Warrior is running next Saturday at Flemington in the Bobby Lewis Stakes,” the racing manager said.

“He’ll run there then it’s a four-week gap until The Everest.”

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