Slot Holder: Godolphin
Breeding: Sepoy – Essaouira
Trainer: James Cummings
Jockey: Hugh Bowman
Godolphin were spoiled for choice for choice when it came to choosing their contender for The TAB Everest, but powerful mare Alizee has been given the nod over boom colt Bivouac.
The three-time Group One winner will attack the race fresh and will have Hugh Bowman in the saddle.
“We are in the fortunate position of having a choice of quality runners for The Everest, each of which would have been a great chance in the race,” said Vin Cox, Managing Director of Godolphin in Australia.
“It wasn’t a simple decision, but in the end Alizee is a high-class mare who has shown excellent form when fresh.”
“She has shown us in her training and in a recent barrier trial that she is in great form and it’s our belief that she offers us an outstanding chance in this great race.”
The five-year-old daughter of Sepoy followed her first-up win in the G2 Missile Stakes in early August with a third to Scales Of Justice in the G1 Memsie Stakes.
“Alizee has shown she has held onto the good form she showed earlier in her current campaign and will be very worthy contender in a race of the quality of The Everest,” added trainer James Cummings.
“She has a great record at Randwick winning five races including two at Group One level – she’s right in this race and we expect her to run well.”
Osborne Bulls was originally expected to fill Godolphin’s slot but pulled up lame after his unplaced run in the G2 Premiere Stakes.