WATCH: Masked Crusader impressive in Rosehill trial win
- Masked Crusader has recorded an impressive trial win at Rosehill on Friday
- The William Reid Stakes winner rounded his rivals up under a hold
- The August 13 trial replay can be viewed below
Masked Crusader has caught the eye with a strong trial win at Rosehill on Friday. (Getty)
Talented sprinter Masked Crusader has caught the eye at Rosehill Gardens on Friday, recording a comfortable trial win over 900m.
The Hawkes-trained gelding was eased to the rear early under Courtney Van Der Werf and in a small field of five that included stakes-winner Villami along with the Magic Millions 2yo Classic winner Shaquero, the son of Toronado reeled them in with ease in an impressive return.
Winning his first Group One via the William Reid Stakes on March 19, Masked Crusader was then confirmed as the second runner for the $15 million dollar Everest (October 16).
The five-year-old will run under the Whitby/Werrett slot for the 2021 with Vega Magic (2017), Graff (2018), Sunlight (2019) and Trekking (2020) being representative runners for the Max Whitby and Neil Werrett Everest Syndicate since its inception.