The Les Bridge trained Classique Legend will miss his programmed trial at Randwick on Monday after a nasal discharge had the stable and connections 'erring on the side of caution'.
The four-year-old Not A Single Doubt gelding will contest the invitation The Everest (1200m) at Randwick on October 19th and he was due to have run in a Group and Listed trial over 900m on the Course Proper. However Carmel Size, who manages the racing interests of Hong Kong-based owner Boniface Ho, said on Twitter on Sunday morning that Classique Legend will not take his place in the heat.
"He had a slight nasal discharge this morning, nothing serious but we are erring on the side of caution and will keep him at home. Horse is coming up a treat," said Size.
Ho purchased the 2019 slot in The Everest held by Greg Ingham's GPI Racing to ensure their Group 2 winning sprinter had a place in the $13 million contest.
Back at Randwick the heat that Classique Legend was due to run in will still contain Prince Fawaz, on a Caulfield Guineas path, Sunlight, also in The Everest, the Snowden's duel Group 3 winner Catch Me and Godolphin's Group 2 winning filly Tenley. The heat is due to commence at 8.15am with the first Heat of the morning at 8.15am which includes Happy Clapper.
Classique Legend, the winner of three of his four starts earning stakes of $773,500, picture Stevehart.com.au