The worry for Ryan has been the rain and the heavy Randwick track that faces The Everest field on Saturday. Trapeze Artist is group 1 placed on a Randwick heavy in the Sires Produce Stakes as a two-year-old.
"I know he hasn't won on heavy tracks but he ran sixth in a Slipper on a heavy 10 and third in a Sires on a heavy 8. He's not hopeless but does perform better on drier tracks,” Ryan said. “I would prefer for the rain to go away but there is not much we can do about that.”
Trapeze Artist has been building towards Saturday and was third to Home Of The Brave in the Theo Marks Stakes before being fourth in the Premiere Stakes beaten 1-3/4 lengths.
“He is always a bit flat second-up and I thought he would improve out of that run, but he did break the old track record, so it is probably as good as he has gone second-up.