The Everest 2018 - Betting Preview, Tips and Free Bets
October 10, 2018
The Everest is Australia’s richest horse race as well as the richest turf race in the world, boasting a total prize pool of $13,000,000. There is an entry fee of $600,000 per horse to feature in the race. More specifically, the entry is $600,000 per year and requires a three year commitment from purchasers, although slots for The Everest are tradeable commercial instruments meaning they can be sold, joint ventured or leased at a time prior to a nominated race entry date.
The field limit is 12 horses with the race introduced to lure the best International sprinters from around the world. It’s also a Weight for Age (WFA) race. The Everest 2018 will be run on Saturday the 13th of October 2018 at Randwick racecourse.
The winner of The Everest will collect $5.8 million while the connections of the runner up will also take home $1,435,000 in prize money. A third-place finish earns $800,000 and even those finishing 6th to 12th will pick up $175,000 each.
The Everest 2018 Odds - Randwick Racecourse - 1200 meters
- Redzel to win at 7.00 with Unibet T&Cs apply Visit T&Cs Apply
- Shoals to win at 8.00 with Bet365 T&C's apply Visit T&Cs Apply
- Vega Magic to win at 7.00 with Ladbrokes T&Cs apply Visit T&Cs Apply
- Trapeze Artist to win at 7.00 with Neds T&Cs apply Visit T&Cs Apply
- In Her Time to win at 6.8 with Betfair T&Cs apply Visit T&Cs Apply
It’s very congested at the top of the Everest 2018 betting market in the build up to the race, with Vega Magic (7.00), Redzel (7.50), Trapeze Artist (7.50), Santa Ana Lane (8.00) and Shoals (8.00) all vying for favouritism with bet365 bookmakers*.
Redzel won the race last year, but he hasn’t been able to reproduce that form since. He does have decent wet track form though, which might come in useful with rain being forecast.
Vega Magic went close to winning The Everest last year and he goes into this year’s edition in similar form and again looks to be a genuine contender. The forecast for rain will be detrimental to his chances though, so it could pay to wait to see the track conditions nearer the race.
After some impressive showings in the autumn, Trapeze Artist opened as favourite in the market, but he has struggled to find that form during the early spring races. Question marks remain as to whether he has the turn of foot over 1200m to win it though.
Shoals will head into The Everest after an eye catching run in the Premiere Stakes. She won the Sangster Stakes impressively in the autumn and looks the pick for The Everest on current form at 8.00 with bet365*.
* Odds correct at the time of writing