A bigger and stronger Lost And Running showed he’s back in great order when scoring an impressive barrier trial win at Randwick on Friday.
The John O’Shea-trained speedster is one of four confirmed runners for The Everest, having been snapped up to represent the race sponsor TAB.
Lost And Running was ridden by champion rider Hugh Bowman in Friday’s trial.
The Per Incanto (USA) gelding settled at the hindquarters of the leader Marway in the 850 metre heat before winding up strongly down the outside in the straight to score with Bowman sitting motionless aboard the five-year-old.
Lost And Running defeated Marway by a short neck with Marboosha working home stylishly from back in the field to claim third, 1-3/4 lengths back.
The three-year-olds – Kiwi star Sword Of State and Golden Slipper winner Stay Inside finished behind the placegetters with Stay Inside not knocked around while Sword Of State was ridden along by Kerrin McEvoy.
A nice trial from #TABeverest contender Lost And Running for @[email protected] sat pretty quiet on the 5YO as he ran down Marway in the straight
Looking pretty good @tabcomau 😏 pic.twitter.com/bCi08I1d9q
Greg Radley & @DufficyRon spoke with @JohnOSheaRacing after the trial of Lost And Running who will take part in the #TABEverest in @tabcomau slot 👇 pic.twitter.com/pi9J7IYiUc
Hear from @HugeBowman after the trial of #TABEverest contender Lost And Running this morning 👇 @[email protected]_nswpic.twitter.com/AOHFRym5Vy
Lost And Running ran the 850m journey in 49.52 seconds, the last 600m was run in 34.18.
Lost And Running is a $9 chance in the TAB Fixed Odds market behind the $4.50 favourite Nature Strip, Classique Legend at $6 with Stay Inside and Masked Crusader at $8.
Meanwhile, JJ Atkins winner Converge showed he’s on target for his return when producing a powerful finish to win the 1000 metre course proper trial.
Converge eased around the heels of the leaders at the top of the straight before surging clear over the latter stages to defeat his Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained stablemates Discharged by 2-3/4 lengths with Shout The Bar another three-quarters of a length back in third.
Group 1 winners Lion’s Roar and Captivant finished outside the placings but worked home encouragingly under minimal pressure.
G1 JJ Atkins winner Converge looks set for a big Spring as a three-year-old! The @GaiWaterhouse1 and Adrian Bott trained Frankel gelding trials impressively at Randwick this morning. pic.twitter.com/mfznyWbB2G
Converge covered the trip on 58.55 seconds, the last 600m was run in 35.12.
Originally published asLost And Running makes a statement ahead of The Everest
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