Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: R&S

Eduardo has lifted himself off the canvas to defeat archrival Nature Strip in the Shorts as Gytrash finished on their heels in an epic preview to the $15 million The Everest.

Featuring a clash between six Everest contenders, the Shorts (1100m) was billed as a ‘mini Everest’ and it didn’t disappoint.

Old foes Nature Strip and Eduardo went stride for stride in the lead and it was Nature Strip who appeared to have more in the tank as they balanced for home.

But a gutsy Eduardo refused to give in, sticking to his task and calling on all his reserves to gradually shift the momentum over the multiple Group 1 winner and put his head in front.

Gytrash camped off the first two throughout and might have made the finish interesting had he been able to get clear galloping room between them.

Trainer Joe Pride reckons Nature Strip will be having bad dreams about Eduardo, who also fought back to beat him in the Challenge Stakes during the autumn.

“Nature Strip is going to have nightmares about this horse,” Pride said.

“Eduardo is seriously relentless. He is a ripper, a great sprinter.

“A lot of horses, when they lead and it gets taken away from them, they basically give it up.

“But this horse just hangs tough and that’s what Nature Strip hates about him.”

Pride admitted he had a few anxious moments when Eduardo and Nature Strip cleared out for a frontrunning battle, but he had faith in the resilience of his horse.

“I was a bit worried but that is my horse’s style and you must remember, with that you are taking other horses out of their comfort zone,” he said.

“Gytrash is a seasoned campaigner and he snuck in there, his run was really good, but something was entitled to finish off when you have gone that quick.

“This sets him up beautifully for The Everest.”

Nash Rawiller brought up his fourth win of the afternoon aboard Eduardo and landed a feature race double after taking out the Tea Rose Stakes aboard Four Moves Ahead.

He admitted he thought Nature Strip had him beaten.

“I never thought I was a chance until the 100 metres,” Rawiller said.

“It was a bloody good training effort and the horse was just magnificent over the last 100 metres, very strong.”

Eduardo ($5.50) scored by a long neck over Nature Strip ($2.10 fav) with Gytrash ($10) another length away.

Rothfire stuck on well in his first run for a year to finish fourth while fellow Everest slot holders Masked Crusader and Lost And Running finished fifth and last respectively.

Masked Crusader got too far back but made late ground while Lost And Running had a tough run.

*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Caulfield Cup results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Caulfield Cup. The Caulfield Cup was raced at Caulfield racecourse on 16/10/2021....

The Everest results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 The Everest. The Everest was raced at Randwick racecourse on 16/10/2021. Have...

The Kosciuszko results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 The Kosciuszko. The Kosciuszko was raced at Randwick racecourse on 16/10/2021. Have...

Cox Plate winner dies in track work incident

Defending Cox Plate champion Sir Dragonet has been euthanised after breaking down at The Valley. Sir Dragonet has been euthanised...

Horse Racing Big Bets – Saturday’s Races 16/10/2021

We take a look at the big bets the online bookmakers have taken on Saturday’s horse racing around the country...

16/10/2021 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Caulfield, Caulfield Cup day

The Caulfield Carnival wraps up this Saturday, headlined by the first of the ‘Big Three’, the Caulfield Cup (2400m). The...

16/10/2021 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Randwick, The Everest day

The race that is all about ruffling feathers, The Everest, will come around this Saturday at Randwick and the $15...

Watch 📺 Champion jockey involved in scary incident

Nobody is safe from a mishap in racing! Champion jockey Oisin Murphy was extremely fortunate to escape serious injury at...

South Australia to end jumps racing

Racing South Australia (Racing SA) has announced that jumps races will no longer be scheduled on the state’s racing calendar...

Jockey hit with 10 year ban

Monmouth Park in New Jersey is a major race track. And last night those who run it handed down a...

Racing Victoria to enforce mandatory vaccinations

Racing Victoria will become one of the first sporting organisations to mandate vaccinations for all of its participants. All participants;...

Spring Racing Carnival 2021 – A Look At The International Horses

The 2021 Spring Carnival is fast approaching and while the numbers are down on previous years, the international contingent is...

Cox Plate

The Cox Plate is a prestigious Group 1 race for three year old horses and above. Held under weight for...

Geelong Cup

The is a race held at in Victoria each year and is one of the key races leading up to...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

Copyright © 2021 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit or