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Tulip not making up Everest numbers

Lindsay Park’s senior trainer David Hayes believes three-year-old filly Tulip (Pierro) deserves to take her chance in Saturday’s A$10,000,000 The Everest (1200m) at Randwick despite being the outsider of the stable’s three runners.

Tulip ran fourth in the Gr.2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) last start and joins older stablemates Vega Magic and Redkirk Warrior in the race.

“She had a good two-year-old sprint record and she wasn’t far off She Will Reign in the Golden Slipper,” Hayes said.

“I tested her in private for the Coolmore team and lined her up against some of our other Group One sprinters like Sheidel. That gave us a good guide at Lindsay Park and I can tell you she came through it with flying colours. She’s not there for practice.” – ANZ Bloodstock News


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