Coolmore eyeing off Everest
CARAVAGGIO has firmed to $7 second favouritism for The Everest with Coolmore’s Tom Magnier confirming the race is a target for the unbeaten colt.
said Coolmore bought a slot in $10 million race with Caravaggio at the forefront of the organisation’s mind.
The three-year-old added the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup to his record at last week’s Royal Ascot meeting to take his record
to six wins. “Aidan (O’Brien) is very excited. He says he the fastest horse that he’s trained,” Magnier told Sky Sports Radio.
“We took a slot in The Everest. We have had him mind for our slot for while.”
Caravaggio is next expected to contest the July Cup at Newmarket against older horses.
Chautauqua is the $4.60 favourite for The Everest which will be run on October 14 over the 1200m-course at Randwick,
scene of his three TJ Smith Stakes wins.
Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign is at $8 and is back in Gary Portelli’s stable getting ready for the spring.
“The plan is to give her a lead-up in Moir Stakes in Melbourne,” Portelli said.
She Will Reign will run the race for Yulong Investments while multiple Group 1 placegetter Fell Swoop will represent slot-holder William Inglis and Son.
The TAB has bought a slot in the subscription only race and is expected to announce its choice in early July.
The Australian Turf Club has called for tenders for its spot with that process yet to be completed.
EXPAT Australian trainer John Size has set a Hong Kong record with his 92nd win for the season at Sha Tin.
He brought up the milestone when Thewizardofoz won Sunday’s Group 3 Premier Cup, the final race of the Hong Kong season.
Size has a 15-win lead over John Moore in the trainers’ championship with five meetings remaining.