Racing The Everest 2020

Who wins?


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FallingLiefs

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Waller has previously given it to the horse that wasn't chased. NS wasn't for Waller last year because i think Harron? wanted YYY instead.

It's to maximise his number of horses in the race.
 
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iluvparis

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Gytrash the third horse into the field - I'd say a safe pick if you want to get your money back but would be surprised if at least a couple don't produce better than his top levels on the day. Then again - slot holders might be scrambling for horses that can get them their money back a couple of months from now.

 

54Dogs

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Most improved horse in Aus. Solid pick given the options available outside the Squib and Barocha ;) , agree his peak may not be enough but surprised if he's not top 4 all things being equal.
 
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iluvparis

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Most improved horse in Aus. Solid pick given the options available outside the Squib and Barocha ;) , agree his peak may not be enough but surprised if he's not top 4 all things being equal.
Yeah solid risk averse pick - i doubt you are going to get the lotto payoff but you'd be disappointed if you blew your stake.
 

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iluvparis

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The MiRunner scam artists are going with Rothfire - don't mind the pick - none of the older brigade are going to beat the squib and he looks as promising as any amongst the 3yos.

Can always turf him a month out if he is going no good.
 

iluvparis

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Yulong take Tofane - normally I would go on a massive rant here and say WTF are you locking in such a moderate horse so early but this is a pure business decision (another reason the race should never get G1 status). The yulong guy bought Alabama Express from same owner last year as a stallion prospect.

Pretty uninspiring - was $26 in Gytrash-less TJ and while she ran well she was only 5th and was slapped by the Squib. Will be in the bottom 5 in the market on the day similar to In Her Time.
 

iluvparis

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4 years in and no evidence yet that this is not just a race about hyping squibs before they go to stud (as many suggested it would be when the race was created) rather than picking the best horse. The Sydney bias also remains ludicrous.

Has to be YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE chance this guy gets switched out before race day
 

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4 years in and no evidence yet that this is not just a race about hyping squibs before they go to stud (as many suggested it would be when the race was created) rather than picking the best horse. The Sydney bias also remains ludicrous.

Has to be YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE chance this guy gets switched out before race day
this has been picked to destroy Nature Strips chances!
 

iluvparis

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Bruce Clark speaking on twitter as if Vic reject EDUARDO has got a slot. Jesus wept.

There is going to be so many no hopers going around in what looks the weakest edition so far by some way.

Also Nash is going to ride Behemoth (unrucky)
 

iluvparis

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Godolphin doing what we all expected and locking in the worst of their two possible options (assume no one else would take him)

 

iluvparis

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Looks like 4 horses in the running to replace Rothy for the scam artists:

-Trekking
-SAL
-Eduardo
-Libertini (WTF is this thing doing still even doing in the conversation? Hasn't raced since getting belted in last years Newmarket)
 

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Trekking has to go in. Will Anders be fit and worth a risk?
Given an Eduardo slot looks locked in you would be made not to take a flyer on Anders.

Let that sink - a horse that was getting rolled by William Thomas and Prezado in the Autumn looks set to line up in the Everest.
 

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