Wet forces Sunlight out of Shorts

By: Friday 20 September 2019

Sunlight has joined Santa Ana Lane as a non-runner in the Group Two Shorts because of the wet Randwick track.

The Tony and Calvin McEvoy-trained mare is now likely to run in the Moir Stakes at The Valley next week.

The Shorts (1100m) is a major lead-up to the $14 million Everest on October 19 for which Santa Ana Lane is favourite.

Sunlight is also headed to The Everest as is Pierata whose trainer Greg Hickman will decide as late as possible whether he runs in Saturday's Shorts.

Dual Everest winner Redzel, a noted wet track specialist, is a definite runner in the Shorts.

More than 80mm has fallen at Randwick this week with the track rated a heavy 9 on Friday.