Redzel, the inaugural winner, tightened from $8 into $7 after drawing barrier 1 to join Trapeze Artist and Vega Magic as an equal favourite.
Shoals, runner-up in the Premiere Stakes on September 29, also shortened from $8 into $7 after receiving barrier 2.
“The race became no easier with the draw as there were no clear winners or losers and it’s up to the punters now to determine if there will be a clear-cut favourite for Saturday’s $13 Million race,” TAB’s Glenn Munsie said.
Santa Ana Lane, winner of the Premiere Stakes, eased from $7 to $8 after drawing barrier 9 in the 12-horse field.
US Navy Flag tightened from $11 into $9 with the European galloper to start from barrier 3 while In Her Time, TAB’s horse, is an $11 chance.
TAB’s MARKET FOR THE 2018 TAB EVEREST
Redzel $7 ($8 before the barrier draw)
Trapeze Artist $7
Vega Magic $7
Shoals $7 ($8 before the barrier draw)
Santa Ana Lane $8 ($7 before the barrier draw)
US Navy Flag $9 ($11 before the barrier draw)
In Her Time $11 ($9 before the barrier draw)
Brave Smash $13
Viddora $15 ($13 before the barrier draw)
Graff $17 ($15 before the barrier draw)
Osborne Bulls $17 ($21 before the barrier draw)
Le Romain $21 ($17 before the barrier draw)
Pierata (Emergency) $26
Clearly Innocent, Jungle Edge and Spright (Emergencies) $51
Dothraki (Emergency) $101