Although eight current Everest contenders have been nominated to go toe-to-toe in the Gr.2 The Shorts, Group One winning Arcadia Queen is the only confirmed runner in the feature sprint.
Following the success of Arcadia Queen in the Gr.2 Theo Marks Stakes, fellow West Australian Enticing Star has been nominated to make her debut in New South Wales for trainer Chris Waller however will likely be saved for the Golden Pendant.
Current favourite Santa Ana Lane, Inglis slot runner In Her Time and the Les Bridge conditioned Classique Legend are set to make their returns.
Recent Concorde Stakes and two-time The Everest winner Redzel, talented 5YO Pierata and multiple Gr.1 winner Sunlight are also nominated.
To add further quality to a potentially star-studded field, Godolphin’s potential slot runner Osborne Bulls is also nominated alongside stablemate Viridine.
Other hopefuls to secure on the remaining The Everest slots include The Galaxy winner Nature Strip, which will likely head to the Moir Stakes instead, and last year’s fifth placegetter in the race Graff.
Fourteen horses have been nominated, which have been extended until Tuesday, in total for the race with the final field set to be confirmed on Wednesday morning.