Slot Holder: Inglis
Breeding: Time Thief – Hell It’s Hot
Trainer: Kris Lees (Newcastle)
Owners: Orbis Bloodstock, Mr P J Brown
Regular jockey: Brenton Avdulla
Leading Newcastle trainer Kris Lees knows he’s setting In Her Time a big task to win The TAB Everest at her first run back from a spell but believes that’s playing to her strengths.
The seven-year-old was selected by Inglis to run in their slot having won a Group 1 Lightning Stakes first-up since her 2018 Everest campaign where she finished seventh behind Redzel.
“We’re very confident she can race up to her best on Everest Day,” Lees said.
“We’re very grateful to Inglis for her to be representing them this year and we feel at her best, she’s most competitive against the best sprinters in the country which she proved again only two starts back when winning the Lightning.
“It certainly makes things easier once you’ve secured a slot earlier, we can just target The Everest and get her there in the best possible way. She does race quite well on the fresh side.’’
Inglis Managing Director Mark Webster said they believe In Her Time will do her connections and the company that sold her as a yearling proud at Randwick on October 19.
“In the past few years The Everest has taken all before it, it’s captured everybody’s imagination and at $14m this year, we think that will only grow,” Webster said.
“Our representative [In Her Time] is a graduate of the Inglis Classic Sale, her father [Time Thief] the Easter Yearling Sale. We’re delighted to be partnering up with the trainer Kris Lees and owners Peter Brown and Orbis Bloodstock.
“This mare is already a multiple G1 winner, she’s a star of the track, she’s represented the company with distinction for many years now and we can’t wait to team up with her ahead of and for The Everest.’’