It’s TAB Everest Day at Royal Randwick, and we’ve been graced with a ripping 10-race program. The track is rated a Good 4, with the rail in the true position. The first race jumps at 11:30am AEDT, The Kosciuszko at 1:50pm and The Everest at 3:15pm.
Paths Of Glory comes off a great performance in the Metropolitan when fifth to Mirage Dancer and Mugatoo. Up to 2600m will suit the big grey down to the ground, as he was one of a very few horses to savage the line at 2400m last time out. Kerrin McEvoy takes the ride and will box seat from barrier five in behind Fun Fact, Wu Gok and Notabadidea. This looks the best on the card.
Deprive arguably should’ve been given an Everest slot given his first-up run when beating home Nature Strip in the Premiere Stakes. Instead, we get a great price in a much weaker race for a horse who flies at Randwick and goes great guns second up at 1200m. Rachel King sticks on board and will spot the leaders a start from barrier nine, but they should just be too good. There’s plenty of pace in the race to set it up for them to finish strongly over the top.
Looks Like Elvis looks perfectly placed in the Spring Mile after running fifth in the Epsom. Under the top weight in a fairly weak field, he’ll get the run of the race from barrier two in behind the speed and pop out when he needs to under Jess Taylor. His third placing two starts back looks great form, with I Am Superman running credibly in the Toorak and Riodini finishing third in the Epsom. If he was in the Waller yard, he’d be even money.