Slot Holder: Yulong Investments
Breeding: Snitzel – Gypsy Robin
Trainer: Peter & Paul Snowden
Owners: Newgate Bloodstock, China Horse Club Racing Pty Ltd, Horse Ventures, Newgate S F, Go Bloodstock Australia, G1G Racing & Breeding, Nick Vass Bloodstock, Glenlogan Park, Aston Bloodstock, Grant Bloodstock Pty Ltd, Carpe Diem, Winstar Farm LLC, Mr D W Wallace, Mr B M Allen
Regular jockey: Tim Clark
Wild Ruler won’t just be making up the numbers in next month’s TAB Everest – that’s dual Everest winning trainer Peter Snowden’s assertion after the four-year-old was selected by Yulong Investments to run in the $15m race.
Of course Peter and Paul Snowden prepared Redzel to win the first two editions of the TAB Everest and that experience in knowing what’s required was a factor in Yulong’s decision to team up with the stable.
Sam Fairgray, Yulong’s Chief Operating Officer, said Yulong boss Mr Zhang is pleased to be partnering with Wild Ruler’s owners including Newgate and China Horse Club and the Snowden stable.
“Peter and Paul are geniuses at aiming a horse for a race and getting it right on the day so let’s hope they can do it again,’’ Fairgray said.
“I think he was very impressive (at Moonee Valley), he is very good at Randwick, and the Snowdens have won the Everest twice previously. I think he’s a good tough horse and he will give it his best shot on the day.
“There’ll be enough pace on for him in an Everest to be sitting behind them and ready to let go.
“He’s now a fully matured horse, you’d think you’re going to see the best of him in the next few months.”