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Tulip confirmed for The Everest

Golden Slipper placegetter Tulip (Pierro) will represent Coolmore in The Everest, one of three runners for Lindsay Park in the A$10 million race.

The Lindsay Park team also has Redkirk Warrior and Vega Magic in the Everest representing slot-holders Star Entertainment Group and Max Whitby respectively.

Coolmore opted not to bring three-year-old sprinter Caravaggio from Ireland and is a part-owner of Tulip, a daughter of its stallion Pierro.

Senior trainer David Hayes said it was a great result for the stable to have three representatives in the 1200m race at Randwick on October 14.

They (Coolmore) thought she was as good an option as what was available," Hayes said.

"She can work with Group One horses if you sprint her and they got a bit of heart out of the Golden Slipper form showing up.

"She loomed up in the Slipper (when third to She Will Reign) but didn't quite get there.

"She'll be a long shot in the race but I bet she beats more than what beats her."

Hayes said they were still looking for a jockey to ride the filly at 51kg.

The 12-horse field was completed on Sunday when Damion Flower chose Saturday's Gr.2 Premiere Stakes third placegetter Clearly Innocent to fill his slot over the winner In Her Time.

Tulip was bred by Orpendale and purchased by  BBA Ireland and Lindsay Park Racing for $400,000 from Curraghmore Stud's 2016 NZB Premier draft. -AAP


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