The field has been finalised for the world’s richest turf race, the $15 million The Everest. Now all that remains is the barrier draw, potentially the difference between winning and losing. FOLLOW LIVE
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Glen Boss and Yes Yes Yes combine for a convincing win in the glamour sprint.
They often say that if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.
That’s certainly the case for the connections of ageless sprinter Santa Ana Lane as he strives to win The TAB Everest at Royal Randwick.
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Santa Ana Lane becomes the only horse to have competed in three runnings of The Everest and will be the sentimental favourite come post time.
Trained by Anthony and Sam Freedman, Santa Ana Lane has been without luck in his previous excursions to the race, finishing sixth to Redzel in 2018 and finishing hard to beat all but Yes Yes Yes in last year’s race.
That level of experience, a penchant for the Randwick 1200m course and bloodlines close to home led Coolmore Stud to choose Santa Ana Lane in its slot for the world’s richest race on turf.
Coolmore boss Tom Magnier said: “He is one of the best sprinters we have seen in the past decade.’’
Star sprinters Trekking and Classique Legend are also returning after contesting last year’s big race.
The three experienced Everest campaigners take on a hot field of first-time contenders such as Horse of the Year Nature Strip, Adelaide’s terrific trio of Gytrash, Behemoth and Dollar For Dollar, Godolphin’s quality performer Bivouac, the much-improved Eduardo, Group 1 winner Tofane and the brilliant Libertini.
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