Slot Holder: Max Whitby
Lope De Vega (IRE)-Admirable
Trainers: David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig
Owners: Mr H W Daly, Mr G E Daly
Jockey: Craig Williams
The latest sprint star to emerge out of Western Australia, Vega Magic has blossomed since joining the Lindsay Park team and is unbeaten in three starts in the east.
Two of those three wins have been at Group 1 level in The Goodwood in Adelaide and his last start where he easily claimed the Memsie Stakes over 1400m at Caulfield, downing multiple Group 1 winner Black Heart Bart.
Vega Magic hasn’t raced since the Memsie Stakes and after that win David Hayes said he’ll have his best chance to win The Everest with the six week break between runs.
“He’s a hulk of a horse. A few people said he looked like Manikato the way he did that, and when you think about it, he did a bit,’’ he said.
“When it rains it pours, (Vega Magic and Redkirk Warrior) are the two best sprinters I’ve had in a long time and they’d be good in any era so it’s luck in running and who handles Sydney the best.’’