Portelli’s She Will Reign poised to climb $10 million Everest

FAVOURITE: Gary Portelli and She Will Reign. Photo: Dominic Lorrimer/Fairfax Media
FAVOURITE: Gary Portelli and She Will Reign. Photo: Dominic Lorrimer/Fairfax Media

Former Orange trainer Gary Portelli will have She Will Reign jump from barrier two in Saturday’s $10 million TAB Everest (1200m) at Royal Randwick.

The barrier draw for the world’s richest turf race took place on Sydney harbour on Tuesday, bringing together representatives from all 12 runners that will line up in Saturday’s event.

Australian Bloodstock’s Jamie Lovett was on hand to draw the barrier on behalf of Brave Smash’s owners.

Portelli’s $20,000 yearling took out the Golden Slipper earlier in the year and has drawn perfectly in barrier two to remain a $4.60 favourite.