Group One Betting Guide
|Date:||Saturday, October 17, 2020|
THE Everest is a new initiative from Racing NSW where 12 owners put up $600,000 each to make a prize pool worth $10 million. It was run for the first time on October 14, 2017.
Held over 1200m at Randwick in October, The Everest was created in the hope of attracting international attention that would rival the success of the Melbourne spring carnival.
Due to the $14 million purse, The Everest is now the richest race in Australia, taking over from the Melbourne Cup, and is also the richest race in the world ran on turf.
Remarkably, Australia’s gutsy sprinter Redzel won the opening two incarnations of the Everest for Peter and Paul Snowden, to create a unique piece of early history in the event.
2020 The Everest betting odds
The 2020 edition of The Everest looks set to be one of high class as always, and that’s backed up by the ever changing market. Nature Strip’s odds is currently $4.20 and heads the market as favourite despite his disappointing campaign leading up to The Everest. Classique Legend is on the second line of betting and punters can get the odds of $4.40 if they think he can continue his promising form in The Everest. South Australian star Gytrash enters The Everest fresh from a 6 week break after claiming the Concorde Stakes where he accounted for Nature Strip and has odds of $6 to take out The Everest.
2019 The Everest result
2020 Everest slot holders and field
The last minute entry into the The Everest after Farnan was withdrawn, Dollar for Dollar is the rank outsider of the field and is not expected to be fighting out the finish. Dollar for Dollar is at $71 to win The Everest
The Shorts winner was the best of the beaten brigade in the Premiere Stakes, and with Kerrin McEvoy on board, we expect Classique Legend to be up there when it matters most Classique Legend is $4.40 to win The Everest
The Chris Waller trained mare was only added to the field on Monday morning, but this looks like it may be a step too far for her. Haut Brion Her is at $23.00 to win The Everest
The former superstar of Australian sprint races, is set for his third start in The Everest, but he looks a shadow of his former self, but his promising second up record could be an indicator that he is a knockout hope. Santa Ana Lane is $26.00 to win The Everest
The ex-Victorian sprinter has a new lease on life in Sydney and is set for one of his biggest tasks to date. He may not have the class of other runners, but is as tough as old boots Eduardo is at $23.00 to win this year’s Everest.
The one time favourite and Concorde Stakes winner enters The Everest after a dominant victory over Nature Strip in his only run this campaign six weeks ago, and if Gordon Richards has him primed for this assignment he looks extremly hard to go past. Gytrash is at $6.00 to win The Everest
The Premiere Stakes winner was impressive last time out when defeating Nature Strip and Classique Legend convincingly at Randwick, and has the class to be fighting out the finish. Libertini is at $7.50 to win The Everest
The Godolphin trained gelding will look to improved on his run in last year’s running of The Everest where he finished third, and if his first up run in the Moir Stakes is anything to go by, he looks set for a huge run in The Everest. Trekking is at $17.00 to win The Everest
On his day Nature Strip is up there in the conversation as the best sprinter in the world, but his first two runs this campaign have been well below par, with him not being able to settle. If he settles nicely in the run here, he may just stamp his claim as one of our best ever sprinters. Nature Strip is a $4.20 favourite to win The Everest
One of the most in-form gallopers in the country, the South Australian superstar returns to Sydney for the first time since his run in the Golden Eagle last year where he finished fourth and is yet to run a place in Sydney. Behemoth is at $9.50 to win The Everest
The Mike Moroney trained mare looked to be good thing beaten in the Gilgai stakes second up, and returns to Randwick where earlier this year she took out the All Aged Stakes. Tofane is at $21 to win The Everest
The 2019 Golden Rose winner, bypassed The Everest last year for a Melbourne campaign, but after a successful past 12 months, he looks set to pay a key part in the 2020 edition of The Everest Bivouac is at $18 to win The Everest.
2018 Everest slot holders and field
Shoals has made a habit of exceeding punters’ expectations, but can the gun be competitive in the world’s richest turf race? Shoals is at $18 to win The Everest
The Galaxy winner In Her Time has been competitive in three of its four G1 events. Can the Ben Smith runner deliver in what would be her biggest race to date? In Her Time is at $12 to win The Everest
Santa Ana Lane has delivered in three of his last four Group 1 races and makes it his business perform in the big events. Can the gelding do it on the world stage? Santa Ana Lane is at $12 to win The Everest
After the scratching of stablemate Home Of The Brave, Godolphin quickly confirmed that up-and-coming speedster Osborne Bulls would take its place in The Everest.
After opening as the early favourite, Trapeze Artist sits on the second line of betting. The horse returned in decent fashion and looks primed for a big run in The Everest. Trapeze Artist is at $5.50 to win The Everest
Red-hot runner Redzel was a shock winner of the first Everest – despite being tipped by us – but the gelding won’t get those odds heading into the second running. Redzel will be hard to beat. Redzel is at $4.50 to win The Everest
Star sprinter Vega Magic is always a chance in any short course race and the Lindsay Park gelding looks to have resumed this preparation in sensational shape. Vega Magic is at $6.50 to win The Everest
Aidan O’Brien created history in 2018 by taking US Navy Flag into the race. This is the first time an overseas competitor has flown over for the race and the market expects the horse to be competitive. US Navy Flag is at $12 to win The Everest
Finally sanity prevails and Viddora gets its chance in The Everest. We’ve long been fans of this sprinter and we think the ceiling is sky-high. Finally the horse gets a chance to prove how good it is in the world’s richest turf race. Viddora is at $13 to win The Everest
The Darren Weir-trained Brave Smash occupies Chris Waller’s spot in The Everest. Last year’s third placed runner has won and placed in G1 sprints since the Everest and there’s every chance he can deliver in the big one. Brave Smash is at $21 to win The Everest
The Kris Lees-trained colt Graff has been sensational to start the career, winning three times and only narrowly missing out in the Run To The Rose and the Group 1 Golden Rose. Graff will carry 53kg in the WFA contest and will be highly competitive in this field. Graff is at the $15 quote to win the 2018 Everest via Ladbrokes.
The Everest bookmakers
Most bookmakers will have framed a prospect market for The Everest. Seeing as owners can sell their slots in the race, it’s hard to frame a definitive fixed odds market, but punters can still place an all-in bet months in advance.
The bookmakers listed below have released markets and exotic markets.
How to bet on The Everest
Unlike other races where horses earn the right to take part in a race due to performances, The Everest has a slightly different format.
There are 12 “slots” for the Everest, each of which are sold for $600,000. The owner of the slot then has the option to put their selected runner in the event, on-sell that position or lease the slot. The inaugural winner of the race in 2017 was Redzel, who ran in James Harron’s slot. The owners of Redzel struck a deal with Harron to have the gelding run in the race.
This can make futures bets on the Everest somewhat tricky, but the slot holders will usually be vocal about the horses they have earmarked for their slot. Keep an eye on the news before making your future bets, but once your favourite runner is confirmed feel free to place your bets.
Previous winners of The Everest
|Year||The Everest Past Winners|
|2019||Yes Yes Yes|