Damion Flower Searching For Everest Runner

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Everest slot holder Damion Flower is considering his options with his chosen runner English out of the $13 million race.

The Kelly family, owners of the Gai and -trained mare, have decided to give her a spell after she was found to be lame following a jump-out at Randwick.

English finished last of four runners in Monday's hit-out and chief veterinary surgeon Toby Koenig subsequently diagnosed her as grade 1/5 lame.

Her stablemate Invincible Star is also battling to make it to at Randwick on Saturday week with Koenig assessing her as 3/5 lame after examining her on Monday.

's holds the slot currently occupied by Invincible Star.

is expected to announce on Wednesday which horse will run in its name with connections pulling the pin on after his failure in Friday night's Group One Moir Stakes won by Viddora.

Trainer Lloyd Kennewell believes Viddora deserves a slot but so far he has been unable to negotiate a suitable deal.

The -trained Santa Ana Lane and Shoals, who ran one-two in Saturday's Premiere Stakes, are $7 equal favourites for The Everest alongside the -trained Trapeze Artist.

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