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Arcadia Queen secures sixth Everest spot

The former Western runner has secured her spot in Australia's richest race
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Chris Waller will line up Arcadia Queen in The Everest at Randwick
Daryl Curnow 18 Aug 2019
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Arcadia Queen secures sixth Everest spot

Arcadia Queen has become the sixth runner to have secured a spot in the 2019 The Everest at Randwick.

The former Western Australian-trained runner, which is now with Chris Waller in Sydney, has been confirmed as a slot purchase following her win in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic last December.

She becomes the sixth runner to secure a spot but the slot owner has yet to have been revealed.

Arcadia Queen made headlines two weeks ago when being transferred to the Chris Waller stables. The move was made by owner Bob Peters in order to attract The Everest buyers.

His move has paid off and he now has a legitimate chance at owning the winner of the $14 million sprint.

"I've decided to look for someone with a slot in The Everest for Arcadia Queen, and Enticing Star - who really is the forgotten horse," said Peters, who believes Arcadia Queen has improving since her win at Ascot.

I don't think I've ever had a mare, colt or gelding who has improved so much during a spell.

"The other day she was working and she just looked so massive. We put the stick on her and she came out at 16.2 (hands)."

Also on the radar for Arcadia Queen is the Golden Eagle. Worth $7.5 million and run two weeks after The Everest, the new race falls perfectly for the sprinter.

"Obviously The Golden Eagle is two weeks after (The Everest) and if you add the stake money that's available for those two races, I have an obligation as a director of a company to act in the best interests of the company at all times," Peters continued.

That will likely rule Arcadia Queen out of Cox Plate contention.

"I believe the Cox Plate is the best race in Australia and it's a race that I'd love to win... but money comes into it at all times," Peters said.

Arcadia Queen has firmed into a single-figure quote at BetEasy for The Everest.

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