WATCH: Classique Legend wins strong Randwick trial
- Classique Legend has won a strong Randwick trial heat on Friday
- The popular grey narrowly held-off fellow Everest contender Lost And Running
- The September 10 trial replay can be viewed below
Kerrin McEvoy on Classique Legend (R) and Glen Boss on Libertini return to the stalls after Randwick's opening trial on September 10. (Getty)
A strong field of eight runners were assembled for the opening heat at Randwick on September 10 and it saw Classique Legend narrowly take out the 1000m trial, holding off fellow Everest contender Lost And Running in the process.
Jumping well under Kerrin McEvoy, last year's Everest winner trailed I Am Superman and Lost And Running early, before responding over the last 200m and holding a slight margin on the line.
The first three home (Classique Legend, Lost And Running and I Am Superman) did clear out from the rest of the line-up, putting a near four-length space on Minhaaj, while Rocha Clock, Hungry Heart, Kolding and Libertini rounded the trial out.
It was the first public showing for the popular grey sprinter since returning to the Les Bridge stable after a short, but failed stint in Hong Kong and he's expected to resume in The Shorts at Randwick on September 18.
Les Bridge has indicated that he'll likely follow the same path as last spring in going from The Shorts to the Premiere Stakes second-up (October 2) before contesting The Everest third-up on October 16.