The figures for Saturday's The Runningest are huge.
The winner of the 1,200-meter race will receive $ 6 million for just under 70 seconds of work – that's about $ 90,000 per second, or $ 5,040 per meter.
But for those who run on & # 39; the world's richest race on grass, the only numbers on the payout desk accounts are, and Daily Mail Australia has assessed how you can get the money sloshing around Royal Randwick.
Jockey Kerrin McEvoy celebrates in the winner's stable after eliminating The Everest in 2018, winning back-to-back in & # 39; the world's richest race on grass. Largely due to those wins, Redzel has the extraordinary career prize money of $ 15.7 million.
When you think of trainer Chris Waller and a mare with an excellent winning record, you think of Winx.
Because the former pin-up girl of racing relaxes at retirement, many believe that Waller has found a successor to the mighty mare in Arcadia Queen, who is likely to be a favorite in Saturday's main event.
Former Perth mare Arcadia Queen probably starts a favorite in the Saturday evening run of The Everest. Under the guidance of former Winx trainer Chris Waller, she has only had one run this year, but has attracted a lot of support from big money gamblers.
The former mare of Perth received enormous support in the days prior to the race from big money gamblers – enough to replace Santa Ana Lane as a race favorite.
That support came despite the fact that the mare had only started one race this year when she crossed the country to join the powerful Waller stable. That single point was a win in the Theo Marks when she set a rising finish to beat a decent but less than stellar field.
Trainer Chris Waller knew everything about preparing top mares for big races after he had prepared the mighty Winx throughout her career. Waller (depicted with wife Stephanie) has three runners in The Everest: favorite Arcadia Queen, Nature Strip and Yes Yes Yes.
In a field of crack sprinters, Arcadia Queen looks somewhat out of place, because her best performances have been over longer distances; her last Perth run was a barnstorming finish over 1800 meters.
But that could be to her advantage in what becomes a hectic run. From her ideal barrier three, she will probably settle on the fence in the back half of the field, while speed devils such as Redzel, Sunlight and Nature Strip fight for the lead. Provided that she does not let them get too far in front and that she can find an opening in the open air at the top of the straight, her endurance should see her quickly ground in the final phase.
Significantly, the Sydney jockey James McDonald takes the ride. He had the choice between Arcadia Queen and Nature Strip for this race, both driven in their run-up, and he chose the mare.
Trekking was the last horse to book a place in the Everest field by winning the Schillaci Stakes in Melbourne last weekend.
That victory continued an impressive record, as a result of which he had won four of his last six starts – all at group level – with the two non-run runs both within two lengths of the winner.
Trainer James Cummings – grandson of legendary Bart Cummings – is in charge of the local branch of global racing operation Godolphin. He has two horses in The Everest: fast-finishing mare Alizee and the consistent gelding Trekking.
An impressive bred horse – the son of Street Cry and grandson of Redoute & # 39; s Choice – is one of the two runners for the powerful Godolphin stable under trainer James Cummings, along with the fast-finishing Alizee.
In a remarkable coincidence, the Godolphin stablemates have identical career records of nine wins, two seconds and three thirds of 22 starts.
Drawn as an ideal barrier 5, Trekking should get comfortable rails for most of the journey and with a chance of about $ 30 being offered, it seems worth speculative bet.
In a field that is so good, and with sprint races that regularly surrender surprising substitutes, the question is which horses you could confidently exclude from trifecta calculations. The answer is not much.
The Irish raider Ten Sovereigns seems to have thrown away his work after being defeated as a favorite in his previous start at home and traveling around the world to come here. Most think Nature Strip's external barrier draw has set its hopes and it would be an extraordinary training performance for In Her Time to win nearly eight months in its first start.
Otherwise a good thing could be made for just about every runner.
For those who fancy one of the low-priced runners – Santa Ana Lane, Arcadia Queen and Pierata – a profitable strategy could be to support it separately with a win bet and then make it second in your trifecta while you're two or three roughies moves to win and throw the majority of the field for third place.
Redzel comes on line in his distinctive front-running style to take out The Everest for the full grandstands at Royal Randwick.
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