Form expert Gary Crispe clearly rates Classice Legend as a winner at Everest.
Master trainer Lebridge acknowledged the combination of wet track and expected enthusiastic race tempo, defending the classic legend title on the eve of the $ 15 million The TAB Everest (1200m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday. I’m worried.
“The horse is there. I just don’t want a heavy truck,” Bridge said.
“It will be a brutal pace, and it may be a bridge too far, as he is the first to rise from the spell.
“It’s okay to get a slow track, but a heavy track can be tough for a horse.”
Bridge (83) has been the focus of media attention in building to Everest as he prepares the Classic Legend to go first in the world’s richest turf race.
“It’s better than that, because when you have a stable full of slow things, no one wants to talk to you,” Bridge said.
The Hall of Fame trainer was asked the same question about Classique Legend almost every day, so it was worth going there again. “Is the horse ready for Everest?”
“He broke 24 seconds in the last two (Halong, about 400m) this morning and did it easily,” said Bridge.
“We weren’t out to run the record. He pulled out” beautiful. ” He is beautiful, relaxed and looks great. We can’t do more than we did.
“I think the barrier draw works for him. Those fast horses will come across, and I think he’s sucks his pipe’four lengths apart.
“He (jockey Kerrin McEvoy) will just sit on him and sit on him, putting one crack behind them.
“All his great runs were pressure races. They speed up and he can get back to the top.
“He’s also ready to do that, but I’m worried if we get a heavy truck.”
Form expert Gary Crispe of Racing And Sports believes that Classique Legend emulates Redzel (2017-18) and can go on a row at Everest.
“The Classic Legend disagrees with Everest’s first-up, but if his recent trackwork and trial form is a guide, he lacks anything in his fitness score,” said Crispe. ..
“Three first-time winners, Classique Legend, have already easily disposed of the five Everestfield runners that were renewed last year.
“He ran to a timeform rating of 128 to beat Everest that day, and a similar performance here is seen as a horse to beat him.”
Crispe said the Nature Strip is the main danger in one condition: “He must bring his A-game into the race!”
“The Nature Strip hasn’t been placed on Everest in the last two times and we’re working hard to straighten the record,” said Crispe.
“Interestingly, Chris Waller has changed the horse’s lead-up form this time to take part in the race from a 28-day break.
“This is important because the last four wins of the Nature Strip were off the 28th, 35th, 98th, and 147th breaks.
“The Nature Strip timeform rating profile also has a recent new trend that his best numbers seem to be this fall.
“If that trend continues at Everest, his best spring timeform rating of 125 is enough to give the race a real shake.”
Evergreen Eduardo, who recorded a timeform rating of 125 and broke the nature strip in shorts over 1100m, would be hard to beat if he could maintain a rating of up to 1200m, Crispe said.
“All of Eduardo’s highest ratings came in shorter distances,” he said.
“Two” regains. Runners with a chance are Masked Crusader and The Inferno. Both require fast-paced races in advance to launch late, which seems likely.
“I think Inferno is the X factor of the race. This classy ex-Singapore sprinter has won nine out of twelve starts, both at the wrong distance in the last two runs in Australia. At one 1000m, I raised the timeform rating to 119. 1200m. “