Classique Legend has shown no ill effects from a delay to his Everest preparation with a solid second to speedster Sunlight in a Randwick barrier trial.
The Les Bridge-trained Classique Legend missed his first scheduled trial on August 12 which Sunlight won.
With Luke Currie aboard, the Tony McEvoy-trained Sunlight controlled Tuesday’s 1000m-heat on the course proper with Classique Legend not asked to do too much by Kerrin McEvoy until the final 200m.
He stoked him up and he strode past Greysful Glamour to trim the margin to 2-1/4 lengths.
Sunlight is a three-time winner at Group One level while the less experienced Classique Legend has won three of his four starts, most recently the Group Two Arrowfield Sprint in April.