The TAB has secured arguably the world’s best sprinter, Nature Strip, as its 2020 TAB Everest slot runner.
The Chris Waller-trained Nature Strip is a four-time Group 1 winner and boasts 14 wins from his 23 race career, including victories at four of his past five outings.
The explosive front-runner is TAB’s $4 favourite in latest Everest markets, followed by Alligator Blood and Bivouac at $8, then Pinatubo and Santa Ana Lane at $11.
Tabcorp Managing Director Wagering and Media, Adam Rytenskild said “We are thrilled to have secured Nature Strip for the 2020 TAB Everest. Each year the race continues to grow in popularity and we are proud to have been involved from the beginning. We went so close with our slot when Santa Ana Lane ran a great second last year and we are confident Nature Strip is the horse to beat this year. We look forward to involving our customers along the journey to race day.”
Nature Strip’s trainer Chris Waller said “It’s really exciting to partner with TAB who have been supporters of The Everest for a long time. I’m confident the learnings from Nature Strip competing in The Everest last year will go a long way in 2020. With this partnership in place, we can now build a plan for the remainder of the year to give us the best possible chance of success.”
NATURE STRIP STATS & BIO
Trainer: Chris Waller
Age/ Sex: 5yo Gelding
Career: 23: 14-2-0
2020 TAB Everest Winner
$4 Nature Strip
$8 Alligator Blood
Santa Ana Lane
$15 Classique Legend
$26+ Others quoted