Lost and Running is the third runner to be locked in for a starting spot in the $14m Everest in October and will take his place in the barriers alongside current Everest favourite Nature Strip as well as Team Hawkes runner Masked Crusader.
TAB has selected the O’Shea runner after the 7 start vetran had won 6 of those races and finished just 0.1l off the winner in the other.
"We are delighted to have secured the services of Australia’s most exciting sprinter for what has rapidly risen to become the world’s richest and most competitive sprint race," Tabcorp Managing Director Wagering and Media, Adam Rytenskild said.
"TAB is proud to have been associated with the Everest since the first running and think we have secured the right horse to win it. We look forward to sharing the ride with our customers as we count down to the big race at Randwick on October 16."
In a recent interview after Lost and Running won the Luskin Star Stakes O’Shea wasn’t shy in talking up the chances of his runner and believes he can go close in the Everest.
"I'm honoured to be partnering with TAB for this year's TAB Everest. TAB is the lifeblood of our industry, so you feel as if you’re giving something back to an organisation that effectively keeps our industry afloat," O'Shea said.
"Lost And Running is far and away the best sprinter I have trained and the group who own him have owned some serious racehorses over their time, but I’ve never seen a group of people so excited when we announced we’d teamed with TAB for this year's TAB Everest."
The big question to come will be where will top Jockey James McDonald place his faith after riding both Nature Strip and Lost and Running in recent starts.