Gytrash holding Everest hopes
Auction house Inglis and Adelaide trainer Gordon Richards have "unfinished business" and the pair have reunited for another tilt at The Everest this year with high-class sprinter Gytrash.
The fifth horse confirmed for the $1 million Randwick slot race in October, Inglis confirmed it had reached an agreement with the owners of the rising six-year-old, who ran third behind Classique Legend in last year's race and who is a 13.00 shot to win this year's contest.
I think the horse is still the same horse - we got so close last year and we need to finish it off.Gordon Richards
"I think the horse is still the same horse - we got so close last year and we need to finish it off," Richards said. "We think we have got a bit of unfinished business.
"Arthur (Inglis) and Mark (Webster) and all the guys at Inglis were fantastic to us and the ownership group. The owners were rapt to be picked up by Inglis because we had a fantastic time."
Inglis managing director Mark Webster added: "We were thrilled to team up with Gytrash last year and of course he did the company proud running third and winning the Yes Yes Yes Stakes shortly after The Everest. We really do believe there's unfinished business with this horse."
Gytrash, a winner of ten of his 24 starts and over $3.2million in prize-money, is currently spelling at Hawkesbury, after following up a third-placed effort in the Group 1 Goodwood on May 15th with an unplaced run in the Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup two weeks later.
The son of Lope De Vega has scored once in elite-level company when landing last year's Lightning Stakes at Flemington.