Star grey favourite to enhance Everest Legend

Gun grey Classique Legend is favoured to follow in the footsteps of Redzel and defend his The Everest crown next year.

The Les Bridge-trained galloper stormed into the history books when he produced a stunning sprinting display to win the $15 million feature at Randwick on Saturday.

It saw TAB.com.au post him as $6 favourite to repeat the performance in 2021.

But after owner Bon Ho confirmed on Sunday that he would be sending his son of Not A Single Doubt to Hong Kong to continue his racing career, there remains some doubt if he will ever return or will instead be aimed at other overseas targets.

Ho has indicated his desire for Classique Legend to line up at meetings all around the globe in the next two years.

“Classique Legend, if he could travel and there is no reason why he couldn’t, he could go to Dubai, Japan and even Royal Ascot,” he told Sky Racing.

“He will be able to take on the best horses all over the world.”

The Everest also remains among his options for Classique Legend, which will now be trained by Caspar Fownes in the Asian jurisdiction.

One horse that looks certain to line up in next year’s The Everest is the South Australian star Gytrash and he shares the second line of betting with Bivouac at $11.

Enigmatic sprinter Nature Strip and Godolphin gun Trekking are next best at $15.

A $1000 bet has already been taken on the Kosciuszko winner It’s Me, which has been shortened from $51 into $26.

The Brett Cavanough-trained sprinter flashed home to win the $1.3m country feature on Saturday.

2021 The TAB Everest ‘all in’ market

$6 Classique Legend

$11 Bivouac

Gytrash

$15 Nature Strip

Trekking

$26 Anders

Farnan

It’s Me

Haut Brion Her

Libertini

North Pacific

Ole Kirk

Rothfire

Santa Ana Lane

Standout

Originally published asClassique favoured to enhance Everest Legend

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