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2019 Everest Futures Tip - Will Santa come early this year?

Alex Marsh has provided his early preview for The Everest.
The Everest Futures Tips for October 19
Kerrin McEvoy on Redzel in The Everest of 2017 (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

The Everest Information

  • DateSat 17 Oct, 2020
  • Race Time16:00
  • RacecourseRandwick
  • Race Distance1200 metres
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age + Entry Fee
  • StatusNon-Listed
  • Prize Money$14 Million

Future Tips & Best Bets For The Everest, 2019

Worth $14 million in 2019, The Everest is the richest turf race in the world and is run over 1200m under Standard Weight for Age conditions.

Redzel has been the only winner of this event to date, taking out both the 2017 and 2018 editions and will return this year for a hat-trick attempt.

This feature will be run at Royal Randwick on Saturday, October 19 with the winner set to pocket more than $6 million.

The Everest Best Future Bet - Santa Ana Lane @ $5.50

By winning the Goodwood, Stradbroke and VRC Classic in 2018, it's hard to argue that this once underrated son of Lope De Vega became the best sprinter in the country.

He put an exclamation point on them claims by absolutely bolting in via the 2019 TJ Smith to the tune of three and a half lengths before he was simply outdone by the lack of tempo when appearing in the Group One Chairman's Sprint in Hong Kong.

The market suggested that he'd need the run fresh on October 9 at Flemington which was correct but it was a closing effort that will top him off nicely.

He won't want it to creep in to the heavy range if a downpour hits Sydney but otherwise, he's still the leading sprinter in this field.

The Everest Best Bet: Santa Ana Lane - $5.50 via Bet365

The Everest Next Best Future Bet - Pierata @ $5.00

This Gregory Hickman trained five-year-old may very well be entering the 2019 Everest as the safest proposition.

Was the clear eye-catcher late on September 7 behind Redzel before exploding in the Group Two shorts second-up in a half length victory that was stronger than the end margin suggested.

Boasts a strong Randwick record overall, handles any conditions and is a versatile galloper to place in the run so he can be rated to the track or tempo of the race accordingly.

Arguably would've won in this in 2018 if he gained a slot and gets his chance to atone this year.

The Everest Next Best Bet: Pierata - $5.00 via BetEasy

The Everest Roughie Future Bet - In Her Time @ $17

The bookies don't miss much but I suspect this underrated mare by Time Thief is perhaps getting under the guard a little as she attempts to win this year's Everest with no lead-up runs.

A group one winner in two of her last three fresh attempts, the Kris Lees stable are keeping it simple by relying on her excellent first-up record to get the best out of her.

Both trials leading into this campaign have been strong and was arguably the most impressive of the heat won by Redzel at Gosford on October 8 at her most recent hit-out.

Wherever Santa Ana Lane is, she's generally right there with him and appears as the pick of the outsiders.

The Everest Roughie Bet: $17.00 via Ladbrokes

The Everest Key Facts

Where is The Everest Held?

The Everest is held at Royal Randwick and this years edition will be run on October 19.

How far is The Everest?

This feature weight for age event is held over 1200m.

Who won The Everest in 2018?

Redzel won this race in 2018 and follows a similar third-up pattern this year.

How can I live stream The Everest?

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Respecting the opposition massively, especially Arcadia Queen who could likely be the best galloper out of this race going forward but will stick with Santa Ana Lane as the main wager, Pierata as the saver and small gamble at the big odds for In Her Time.

Best Bet: Santa Ana Lane @5.50 at bet365 - 13 Units
Next Best Bet: Pierata @5.00 at Beteasy - 5 Units
Roughie: In Her Time @17.00 at Ladbrokes Australia - 2 Units

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