Slot Holder: Chris Waller Racing
Breeding: Testa Rossa-Favourite Star
Trainer: Chris Waller
Owners: Peters Investments Pty Ltd
Regular Jockey: William Pike
Owner Bob Peters has consolidated his growing association with champion trainer Chris Waller by securing Enticing Star to run in the $14m TAB Everest in the trainer’s slot.
Perth’s biggest owner now has three horses in Waller’s care, with confirmation Celebrity Dream has joined Enticing Star and Arcadia Queen in Sydney, and he’s rapt to how have two runners in Australia’s richest race.
Enticing Star, a winner of eight of her 10 starts and a last start second in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes, is the eighth horse to be locked away for the October 19 feature.
Of course Arcadia Queen secured her place via The Star’s slot at the end of May.
“It’s been hanging there to see if we can get the second one in and it’s been done so that’s good,’’ Peters said.
“Hopefully they both get there in one piece and can perform for us on the day. I can’t do much more, it’s up to Chris and his team to get them there.
“He’s happy with both and they are coming along well, he must be happy because one of them got his slot.’’
Enticing Star was talked about as a possible Everest runner last year as she put together an eight win picket fence.
“She should be unbeaten. Each time she was beaten she had a problem, being in season once and she still ran second in a Group 1 with mucous,’’ he said.
“Until she had those problems she was looking very good. I suppose the proof of the pudding will be in the eating when the time comes.’
“Enticing Star has quickly progressed through the ranks and her race record shows she is simply a winner.”