Slot Holder: Australian Turf Club
Breeding: Nicconi – Strikeline
Trainer: Darren Weir
Owners: Mr R A E Lyons, Mr P D Harrison, Mr P N Kean, Mr S W Hansen, Mr G L Smith, Mr J P Van Duuren, Mr P J Balderstone, Mr K C Garland, Mr D Mccluskey, Mr C A Bennett, Mr G D Dumesny, Mr F Giampaolo, Ms D J Mcshane, Mr D J Slocum, Mr T G Mchenry
He’s the boom sprinter of the moment in Australia and adds an air of mystique to The TAB Everest.
Regarded as easily the fastest horse Darren Weir has trained, the four-year-old has risen quickly through the sprinting ranks building an imposing record along the way.
Nature Strip added a course record to his CV when he clocked 56.95 for the 1000m around Moonee Valley winning the McEwen Stakes on September 8.
Upon securing Nature Strip for the race, Australian Turf Club Director Phil Morley said the gelding is one of the most talked about and promising sprinters in Australian racing.
“We are delighted to bring another dimension to TAB Everest with a sprinter of the promise of Nature Strip,’’ Mr Morley said.
“ATC had great success with the Darren Weir stable in last year’s TAB Everest and we again look forward to joining with him to promote our racing and the world’s richest race on turf.
“Nature Strip broke a course record at his most recent win and will add an X-factor to the field.
“We believe Nature Strip is an excellent winning chance and will add to the quality and character of the race.’’