The Everest Runners - Top contender retired to stud following disappointing run

Top Western Australian mare Enticing Star will not contest The Everest
Chris Waller
Chris Waller is looking for a new Everest slot holder after Enticing Star was retired. (Getty Images)

The Everest Runners - Top contender retired to stud following disappointing run


Top Western Australian mare Enticing Star will not contest The Everest and will instead head to the breeding barn.

Owner Bob Peters made the decision following a disappointing performance first-up in the Group Two Golden Pendant at Rosehill.

The six-year-old mare had been Chris Waller Racing's representative in the $14 million sprint at Randwick on October 19.

Three-year-old colt Yes Yes Yes and Moir Stakes winner Nature Strip shape as the likely candidates to replace Enticing Star.

Speaking with The West Australian, Peters said he hadn't been put under pressure to scratch her from The Everest.

“At no time was I under any pressure from Chris Waller or Chris Waller’s syndicate to pull her out of The Everest," Peters said.

“I thought this time of the year with the stud season was a good time to make that decision."

In a statement from Chris Waller, he said a decision regarding the slot would be made next week.

"We understand the importance of public awareness in relation to a replacement horse to fill our Everest slot and with there being some important lead up options this weekend, in both Sydney and Melbourne, my shareholders and I have agreed to wait until after the weekend before considering all options and making a decision next week," Waller said.

Enticing Star was lightly raced with just the 11 starts for eight wins.

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