COMMENT | Everest slotholders fishing in a shallow pool
The filling of Everest slots may continue to make headlines, but with the established stars already locked away, are the remaining slotholders fishing in depleted waters?
Part of the ingenuity of the design of The Everest as a slot race was the attention it would garner as each slot was announced in the weeks and months leading up to the race.
And so it proved again on Wednesday, as news leaked that a spot in the 12-horse field had been secured by recent G1 Memsie Stakes winner Snapdancer. It didn’t matter that a slotholder had yet to be confirmed, there was enough of a story for one of Australia’s leading racing journalists to push the $15 million race to prominence some 38 days before the race.