Trapeze Artist to Race on and Takes First Slot in 2018 The Everest
Not long after declaring that Trapeze Artist would not be sent to the breeding shed as a three-year-old, in the fashion that saw Capitalist retired early, the horse has booked the first slot in The Everest on October 13 at Royal Randwick.
Trapeze Artist recently won the Group 1 All Aged Stakes at Randwick and he has beaten some top names, including Redzel in the Group 1 T J Smith (1200 m – two-length margin of victory) and Le Romain in the All Aged Stakes.
Redzel won The Everest when it was run for the second time in October of 2017, so the race would seem like an ideal target for Trapeze Artist.
For what it is worth, Trapeze Artist also had the upper hand in a trial run at Rosehill in January of 2018.
Certain experts who specialise in the sort of figures that only a true racing geek would appreciate, claim that Trapeze Artist is getting better all the time.
One of those experts is Mr. Vincent Accardi, who is considered the guru of sectionals analysis. “Trapeze Artist produced a brand new peak last start, going 7.3 lengths above the IVR (Incremental Velocity Rating) Benchmark,” Accardi said.“The biggest positive to have come about this horse in his last two starts he been he has learnt to relax through the first section and is now racing between 2 and 4 lengths above the IVR Benchmark and this has given him the capacity to improve his finishing speed and therefore create a better overall IVR figure.
We will not claim to totally understand Accardi, but simply translated, it means that Trapeze Artist is covering the track with the greatest of ease. Plus, we were completely impressed by the term Incremental Velocity Rating. It would make an excellent name for a galloper.
Once we sifted through the performance information, we found something to which we could more easily relate, when Accardi, impressed by the recent performance of Hartnell, said that the veteran horse had, “Run out of his skin.”
That makes much more sense than some of Accardi’s arcane assessments.