Slot Holder: Godolphin
Breeding: Street Cry-Outdoor
Trainer: James Cummings
Jockey: Josh Parr
He’s been there twice before and Trekking will again carry Godolphin’s hopes into the TAB Everest.
And Vin Cox, Godolphin Australia’s Managing Director, says there’s an air confidence in the team that it can be third time lucky for the seven-year-old after a third placing in 2019 and his fourth in last year’s renewal of the $15 million sprint.
“He’s been amongst the elite sprinters for a few seasons now and he’s not the oldest horse in the race,” Cox said.
“He’s been in the Everest twice before and Nature Strip has been in the same race and each time he has beaten him.
“We think we have a good genuine horse in good form heading towards the race with a legitimate chance.”
Trekking will be partnered by Josh Parr for the third year running and arrives at the TAB Everest in good form and with form around other Everest runners.
He resumed with a closing third behind Nature Strip in the Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1000m) then could be considered unlucky not to finish closer when third behind Wild Ruler and The Inferno in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley.