Leading Perth owner Bob Peters’ hopes in The Everest was given a major boost after Enticing Star secured a slot in the $14 million sprint today.
Peters is set to play a major hand in the rich sprint, to be run at Randwick later this year, with Enticing Star to join her gun mare Arcadia Queen.
Enticing Star, a winner of eight races from her 10 starts, was nominated by champion trainer Chris Waller to fill his stable’s slot in the 12-horse race.
Enticing Star, who has won eight of 10 starts and Arcadia Queen, a Group 1 winner of the Kingston Town Classic (1800m), joined Waller’s stable earlier this year.
Peters, who holds a very high opinion of Enticing Star, said he was thrilled the Testa Rossa mare had been able to secure her slot in The Everest.
“We sent her over to Sydney with the intention of securing a start in the race because we firmly believe that she will be very competitive in a race of that standing,” Peters said.
“We are thrilled to have Enticing Star join Arcadia Queen as our two runners in this year’s Everest.”
Waller said he was excited to have finalised a deal that will see Enticing Star represent his stable in the October 19 feature.
“The Everest continues to engage racing fans across Australia and the globe,” Waller said on his web site.
“The event has driven a new audience to our sport and its relevance to a new generation of race goers has been evidenced by the volume of attendance and attention since its inception.
“Enticing Star has quickly progressed through the ranks and her race record shows she is simply a winner.”
The Everest has four spots remaining with Enticing Star’s confirmation.