McEvoy Out for Everest Glory with Shinzo
McEvoy won the first two Everest titles aboard Redzel and then claimed a third when taking Classique Legend over the line first in 2020.
The New South Wales hoop has been booked by Chris Waller and slot holders Coolmore to pilot Golden Slipper winner Shinzo in 2023 with the light weight of 53kg.
"Obviously it's great to be a part of it again and be on a nice chance," McEvoy said.
"I have been lucky enough to have a bit of luck in the race and it's a stellar day of sport.
"I am glad to be a part of it again and to ride for a big stable and big set of connections.
"It's a big build up and once we get through Wednesday's races, I just can't wait to get there and get the day started.
"It's a day like no other."
Shinzo was a worry for the Everest when he pulled up lame in the Golden Rose however Waller confirmed late last month that his three year old was ready to go having trialled well recently.
"He has pleased the stable since the Golden Rose and his action was good the other morning," McEvoy said.
"He is obviously coming back in trip but he is a Group 1 winner in a good quality race like the Golden Slipper as a two-year-old over 1200m.
"He had it against him the other day on where he drew and where he ended up in the run so I think he couldn't have done more in the run to the line.
"I think he goes there with a nice each-way chance, we know he is a quality colt and Randwick is going to suit him.
"He gets the weight relief off them being a three-year-old and no doubt it's the hardest task in his career but he has pulled up well and his trial suggest he's in good form."
Shinzo currently sits as a $17 chance to win the Everest.