Slot Holder: Coolmore
No Nay Never (USA)- Seeking Solace(GB)
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien
Owners: Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor
Jockey: Ryan Moore
For the second year running Coolmore will bring a July Cup winning Northern Hemisphere three-year-old to Sydney for The TAB Everest.
After lessons learned from U S Navy Flag’s below par performance in heavy ground in 2018, Coolmore’s Tom Magnier said Ten Sovereigns will only contest the Everest if the ground is on the good side as it was in the inaugural year.
“If Randwick got good ground he’d be very competitive, he’s very fast,’’ he said.
Ten Sovereigns has raced once since his July Cup win and it’s fair to say he wasn’t suited dropping to 1000m and taking on the flying Battaash in the Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes at York on August 23.