Slot Holder: Inglis
Not A Single Doubt – Touched In Flight
Trainer: Matthew Dale (Canberra)
One of the most honest sprinters in training. Fell Swoop is a five-time Group One placegetter two of which came behind Chautauqua in the 2017 and 2016 TJ Smith Stakes. With The Everest run over the Randwick 1200m at weight-for-age, it certainly puts him in the mix. The Canberra-trained sprinter in the astute Matthew Dale stable, started his career with a bang winning eight of his first 10 starts and has raced against the best ever since. He might not have the brilliance of the Chautaqua’s or the speed of the She Will Reign and Houtzen’s but you want to be in horse corner when the chips are down. Doesn’t know how to run a bad race.
The son of Not A Single Doubt could become one of racing’s ultimate rags-to-riches stories after he was confirmed as the William Inglis slot representative for the $10 million The Everest at Royal Randwick. He was only purchased for $45,000,00 and has now locked in a spot for the World’s Richest Turf Race where $5.8 million goes to the winner.
“When The Everest was first announced I struggled to get my head around it like a lot of people but it has evolved into this marketing and promotional beast that The Everest is becoming. It is an exciting concept,’’ said Dale.