Arcadia Queen locks in Everest slot

Star filly Arcadia Queen has secured a slot for this year's The Everest only days after joining the Sydney stables of Chris Waller.

The West Australian reported on Wednesday that Arcadia Queen's owner Bob Peters had come to an agreement with slot-holder Star Casinos for the daughter of Pierro to tackle the $14 million sprint at Randwick in October.

The three-year-old created headlines during the summer with a series of devastating wins in the care of Grant and Alana Williams, culminating with a 4.5-length victory in the Group 1 Kingston Town Stakes (1800m) at Ascot.

Peters had previously flagged his desire to secure a start in The Everest, as well as hinting that Arcadia Queen could target the inaugural Golden Eagle instead of the Cox Plate at The Valley, prompting her surprise transfer to Waller ahead of the spring.

Arcadia Queen joins Pierata (Aquis), Classique Legend (Boniface Ho and Carmel Size Racing), Santa Ana Lane (TAB), Sunlight (Max Whitby Syndicate) and In Her Time (Inglis) as confirmed runners in this year's The Everest.

Randwick hosts The Everest, picture ThoroughbredNEWS