Christ Waller racing has today revealed their slot in the Everest will be taken by the Gerald Ryan-trained galloper Deploy.
Chris Waller racing said that Deploy profiled well for the Randwick 1200m event, having won his past two starts in track record time. One of which at the track and distance. The stable also stated that the Fastnet Rock gelding’s track work has impressed them.
“Given that he is trained out of our primary training base at Rosehill, we have been fortunate to watch his progression closely.”
It appears plenty who had the inside word on this deal were willing to put their hard earned on the rumour, with Deploy being absolutely crunched in the all-in markets yesterday.
The sustained betting move was reported by many book makers with deploy firming from an average price of approximately $26 yesterday (Thursday) morning into as short as $8.50 once this news was broken.
Some more sizeable wagers included a bet of $3000 win and $1000 to place at $21 with TAB.com.au and $20,000 on the nose with Sportsbet.
This move has seen both Vega Magic and Chautauqua be pushed out to around $5.50 a piece vying for favouritism.
There are now 8 confirmed runners in next month’s $10m event, meaning only 4 slots remain open. One of which may be in contention after this Saturday’s $1m Golden Rose as $2 favourite Menari aims to stay unbeaten as a 3YO.