Slot Holder: TAB
Breeding: Time Thief-Hell It’s Hot
Trainer: Ben Smith
Owners: Mr S Rippon, Mr P J Brown, Mr R G Dan, Ms D Childs, Mrs H Childs, Mr G G O’connell, Mrs H J O’connell, Mr P Brock, Mrs C A Mcdonald, Mr D W Higgins, Mr S Flaherty
Jockey: Corey Brown
Ben Smith and punters were left to wonder what could have been if In Her Time had made The Everest field last year. This year, however, she is the second horse to fill an Everest slot with Tabcorp moving quickly to secure the Newcastle-trained mare.
The five-year-old was certainly a deserved Group One winner when taking out The Galaxy. Luck had deserted her on the big stage a number of times in the past. After winning her maiden Group One she tackled the TJ Smith where she ran third, although with even luck, there’s a case to be made she should have beaten the second-placed Redzel. It didn’t really need futher confirmation but those two performances set in stone that she is one of the country’s best sprinters, and undoubtedly the country’s best sprinting mare.
“She came up a bit under the radar last year and it was all a bit quick,” trainer Ben Smith said.
“This year she’s a lot more exposed and has won her Group 1 now and it looks like she is getting better.’ She has only been beaten once over 1200 metres at Randwick, which was an unlucky third in the TJ Smith and given she is one of the top sprinters in the country we are very confident.
“She is a better horse this season than she was last and we really thank TAB for this wonderful opportunity.”
Adam Rytenskild, Tabcorp’s Managing Director of Wagering and Media said that In Her Time was the ideal fit on every level.
“She is one of the best sprinters in the land and still on the way up. We have also been very impressed in all our dealings with her emerging trainer Ben Smith and owner Peter Brown,” he said.
“They are as excited as we are about sharing the amazing Everest experience with some of our customers.”