Nature Strip claims the Everest
Nature Strip, one of the world's highest-rated sprinters has finally achieved success in the Everest.
The chestnut won by a slender long head defeating Masked Crusader and Eduardo made up the trifecta.
Jockey James McDonald has now achieved his career ambition adding to his now 55 career Group 1 wins.
“I have never in my life experienced anything like it,’’ McDonald said.
“I don’t think there is a lady or a man over 30 in that crowd and they are going bonkers. It is so good to see – this is awesome.’’
It's been three years of frustration for Nature Strip running seventh last year and fourth in 2019.