The Everest Barrier Draw

The Everest Barrier Draw


The all-important barrier draw for Saturday’s $15 million The Everest (1200m) at Royal Randwick has been conducted.

The unique ceremony took place on the 84th floor of Sydney Tower with connections of each horse harnessed above the city skyline as they revealed each runner’s barrier by pushing a giant red button.

Adelaide-based trainer Gordon Richards was first to approach the red button and drew barrier 7 for his runner, Gytrash, after a brief computer malfunction delayed proceeding.

Gytrash was dominant defeating Nature Strip in the Concorde Stakes (1000m) at Randwick and has won nine from 20 starts.

Classique Legend remains favourite after drawing barrier 6 while Nature Strip has firmed after also drawing well in gate 5.

Last start Premier Stakes (1200m) winner Libertini has drawn the outside gate (12), while Tofane and Bivouac have also drawn wide in gates 11 and 10 respectively.

2020 The Everest Barrier Draw

Horse Barrier Trainer Slot Holder
Nature Strip 5 Chris Waller TAB
Trekking 4 James Cummings Max Whitby
Classique Legend 6 Les Bridge Bon Ho
Santa Ana Lane 8 Anthony & Sam Freedman Coolmore
Behemoth 2 David Jolly The Star
Bivouac 10 James Cummings Godolphin
Gytrash 7 Gordon Richards Inglis
Eduardo 9 Joe Pride MiEverest
Dollar For Dollar 1 Tony & Calvin McEvoy Aquis
Tofane 11 Mike Moroney Yulong
Libertini 12 Anthony Cummings James Harron
Haut Brion Her 3 Chris Waller Three Bridges