It’s rare that this race isn’t won by a proven class horse, and most often by those that have already won at Group 1 level. Not just that, but high quality Group 1 races.
The Everest is already one of the top three highest rated races in Australia, and Giga Kick lines up here having won it last year. He was also excellent in the TJ Smith last start when running second, beaten half a length behind the freakish I Wish I Win.
The Golden Rose is the elite three-year-old race every year, held over the same distance as the All Aged, and this season it was taken out by Jacquinot. While that was only against his own age, he has beaten the older horses at weight-for-age too, when winning the Orr Stakes in February.
These are the two to focus on, especially when we consider how well the three-year-old’s have performed in open company this season – Giga Kick winning the Everest, Jacquinot the Orr, Coolangatta winning the Lightning and the Moir, In Secret winning the Newmarket.