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The Everest 2020 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The $15 million dollar Everest is the richest turf race in the world
  • This sprint feature is contested over the 1200m at Royal Randwick
  • A competitive field has been assembled for October 17
  • Preview and tips below
The Everest Tips
Can Classique Legend deliver Kerrin McEvoy a third Everest this Saturday? (Getty)

The Everest Information

  • DateSat 17 Oct, 2020
  • Race Time05:15
  • RacecourseRandwick
  • Race Distance1200 metres
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age + Entry Fee
  • StatusNon-Listed
  • Prize Money$15 Million

The Everest is fast becoming one of the feature sprint races across the globe and worth $15 million, is the richest thoroughbred race in the world run on turf.

This is a one-of-a-kind race in Australia held at Randwick every October and slots are purchased for $600,000 with the owners choosing their respective runner.

As expected, a strong field has been assembled for 2020 and below, we list the market and detail our main chances for this six furlong major.

The Everest 2020 Field & Odds

1Nature StripChris WallerJames McDonald5$4.40
2TrekkingJames CummingsJoshua Parr4$16
3Classique LegendLes BridgeKerrin McEvoy6$4.40
4Santa Ana LaneAnthony & Sam FreedmanSam Clipperton8$26
5BehemothDavid JollyNash Rawiller2$9.50
6BivouacJames CummingsGlen Boss10$17
7GytrashGordon RichardsJason Collett7$6
8EduardoJoseph PrideRachel King9$26
9Dollar For DollarTony & Calvin McEvoyTim Clark1$71
10Tofane (NZ)Michael MoroneyTommy Berry11$21
11LibertiniAnthony CummingsRegan Bayliss12$8
12Haut Brion HerChris WallerBrenton Avdulla3$26

Odds are provided by Unibet Australia and are correct as of 14/10/2020 - 12am.

The Everest Tips 2020

The Everest 2020 Best Bet - Classique Legend

This striking grey son of Not A Single Doubt is one of the rising sprint stars of Australia and announced himself for the 2020 Spring Carnival with a scintillating finish (33.05 last 600m) to win the Group Two Shorts in fine fashion fresh.

He shouldn't have lost any admirers following that in the Premiere Stakes where despite going down as well supported $2.50 chance, was forced to race three-wide throughout off a hot tempo in an event tailor made for Libertini and this five-year-old still put two lengths on the third-placed Deprive.

Classique Legend was on an Everest campaign in 2019 in just his second racing preparation where he finished midfield in last years edition and now as a much more mature and furnished galloper, our best bet can strike from barrier six where Kerrin McEvoy can give him cover and deliver his devastating turn of foot late.

The Everest 2020 Value Bet - Behemoth

A hulking gelding by All Too Hard, Behemoth has been one of the great racing stories with the $6,000 yearling purchase now having accrued more than $1.6 million in prize money which includes back-to-back group one triumphs via his last two outings in Melbourne.

It's taken a while for this big galloper to really mature although the ability has always been evident early days via a runner-up finish in the Group One Goodwood at just start number seven, a major he was unlucky not to prevail in behind Despatch who had all the favors up front but now, he's a different proposition that's in career best form.

Another string added to Behemoth's bow of late has been a better early tactical advantage as he's been able to settle closer in recent runs and as a horse that relishes strong tempos which he'll get here, the South Australian should be well respected in the form he arrives in and has been freshened-up for The Everest

The Everest FAQ

What date is the 2020 Everest?

The 2020 Everest is scheduled to run on Saturday, October 17.

How can I live stream the 2020 Everest?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream The Everest and all other Australian horse races.

What distance is The Everest?

The Everest is run over a distance of 1200 metres.

Where is The Everest held?

The Everest is held at the Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.

What's the best bet in the 2020 Everest?

We're with Classique Legend as the best bet in the 2020 Everest.

What's The Everest worth?

The Everest is worht $15 million in total.

$6.2 million goesa to the winner.

Who won the 2019 Everest?

Yes Yes Yes won the 2019 Everest.

What time is the 2020 Everest?

The 2020 Everest is scheduled for a 4.10pm (AEST) time start.

It will run as Race 7 on the Royal Randwick Program.



There's a perfect sense of timing for The 2020 Everest with Classique Legend who draws well for Saturday's $15 million dollar feature.

Have to respect the in-form Behemoth who's unbeaten this campaign and should relish a strong speed.

Best Bet: Classique Legend To Win @+340 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Behemoth To Win @+850 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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