12:05 PM (AEDST) Saturday, October 14 at Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney
A huge day of horse racing will take place on Saturday at Royal Randwick, with the richest race taking place for the first time, The Everest.
Race 1 – TAB Highway Consolation (1400 metres)
Race 2 – Nielsen Sports Victory Vein Plate (1000 metres)
Race 3 – The Daily Telegraph Reginald Allen Quality (1400 metres)
Race 4 – TAB Anniversary Highway (1400 metres)
Race 5 – The Star Mile (1600 metres)
Race 6 – Heineken 3 St Leger Stakes (2600 metres)
Race 7 – Sydney Stakes (1200 metres)
Race 8 – The TAB Everest (1200 metres)
Race 9 – Aqualand Craven Plate (2000 metres)
Race 10 – Sydney Harbour Exclusive Sprint (1000 metres)
Race 8 – The TAB Everest – This main event will see an immense $10 million in prize money on the line, making it the richest race in Australia. Vega Magic will start as the favourite in this race full of stars. He comes into this race with some strong form behind him, having won 12 of his 17 career races, including all of his last four starts. He loves this track, distance and surface. Everything is in his favour here. Chautauqua has been in some poor form since resuming from a five month spell last month. He’s a classy ride though and won’t stay out of form for long. Expect him to put in a bold showing here with a strong surge late. He’s more than capable of taking this out. She Will Reign had a brilliant first campaign of her career which produced 4 wins and a second place in her five runs. She resumed after a 6 month break and won at Moonee Valley by a nose. Genuine contender here. Redzel is another top competitor in peak condition. He ended his last campaign with a pair of seconds and then two wins. Resuming after a four month spell and he won first and second up. Third up here and looking very strong.
Betting: Vega Magic $4.60; Chautauqua $6.00; She Will Reign $6.50; Redzel $7.50; Redkirk Warrior $10.00; English $12.00; Clearly Innocent $14.00; Deploy $16.00; In Her Time $16.00; Houtzen $23.00.