The winner of five of his 12 previous career starts headed by the G2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint and Roman Consul S., Wild Ruler took his emerging sprinting career to new heights with a breakthrough Group 1 success under the Moonee Valley lights on Friday night.

The 4-year-old was quickly snapped up by The Everest slotholder Yulong, whose slot was used by Redzel (Snitzel) in 2018 for the second of his back-to-back victories in the first two runnings of the world’s richest turf race.

“We are delighted to have Wild Ruler running in our slot in next month’s The Everest,” said Yulong Operations Manager Sam Fairgray.

“He’s already shown his exceptional speed against some of Australia’s best sprinters and is racing in top form, so we’re confident he will provide an excellent chance for us in the race. The Everest day in 2018 provided one of the greatest racing highlights for Mr Zhang, his family, and the entire Yulong team when Redzel took out the race. We are excited to share the experience this year with our good friends who own Wild Ruler.”

Wild Ruler will be the first runner in The Everest for Newgate Farm, China Horse Club, and its racing partners.

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