EVEREST CARNIVAL FINALE SPARKLES WITH DIAMONDS AND GOLD AT ROSEHILL GARDENS
November 2, 2022
The final day of a record-breaking Sydney Everest Carnival features another innovative new race on the Australian calendar along with a crucial pathway race to the iconic Longines Golden Slipper at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.
The inaugural running of the $2 million Five Diamonds – a set weights race for five-year-olds – and the $1 million Golden Gift for two-year-olds are the centrepieces of a 10-race card to conclude the $66 million Sydney Everest Carnival.
A capacity field has accepted for the $1 million Golden Gift which will see the first two placegetters prizemoney seal a spot in the Order Of Entry in the $5 million Longines Golden Slipper in the Autumn.
The $2 million Five Diamonds has attracted a quality field including TAB Epsom dead-heat winner Ellsberg, last start Cox Plate runner Laws Of Indices, inaugural Big Dance champion Rustic Steel and two new overseas visitors to Sydney in Longvillers and New Mandate for champion Sydney trainer Chris Waller.
Saturday also sees the running of the Group 2 $500,000 Precise Air Hot Danish Stakes including another international visitor in Divine Magic for UK trainer Marco Botti.
Australian Turf Club Executive General Manager Racing and Wagering James Ross said Saturday’s feature races and entries capped a highly successful carnival.
“The Golden Gift has attracted high quality and a capacity field as trainers begin their path to the world’s richest race for two-year-olds the $5 million Longines Golden Slipper,’’ Mr Ross said.
“It’s pleasing to see such quality in the Five Diamonds in Ellsberg and Law Of Indices heading markets and one of the shipment of horses from Canterbury Park in Longvillers.
“The Precise Air Hot Danish sees further international interest in the Sydney spring with another runner from the renowned Marco Botti yard.’’
Ellsberg for Rosehill Gardens trainers Gerald Ryan and Sterling Alexiou and jockey Tommy Berry is a dominant $2.90-$2.50 TAB favourite in the $2 million Five Diamonds.
Laws Of Indices trained by Annabel Neasham and with Hugh Bowman aboard is a $4.60-$5 TAB second pick after being beaten less than three lengths in the Cox Plate.
Victorian visitors Ayrton (Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr/Sam Clipperton) $8 TAB and Uncle Bryn (Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young/Rachel King) $8-$9.50 TAB are next in betting.
Three horses are early equal favourites in the $1 million Golden Gift – including last start Kirkham Plate winner Barber for James Cummings and Hugh Bowman and the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained and Tommy Berry mount Coincide are at $4.40 TAB.
The Waterhouse and Bott stable also have a highly-touted first emergency in filly Summer Loving with Regan Bayliss engaged is also at $4.40 TAB.
Hawkes Racing on their home track have the early $2.80-$3 TAB favourite in the Group 2 Precise Air Hot Danish in Electric Girl with jockey Hugh Bowman.
Electric Girl is looking to win back-back Hot Danish Stakes and comes off a strong last-start second in The Invitation.
Group 1-winner Sheeza Belter for trainers Peter and Paul Snowden and jockey William Pike is a second favourite $4.60-$4.00 TAB.
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