Golden Slipper winner Farnan has been ruled out of the $15 million Everest, paving the way for a surprise inclusion in the world's richest thoroughbred race on turf.
Co-trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott confirmed on Monday that their valuable colt had run out of time to be at his best for the sprint race at Randwick.
Poised to be the only three-year-old in the 12-horse field, Farnan missed a crucial Everest lead-up race because of a minor foot bruising.
Farnan had battled the issue since a defeat at Rosehill last month, his first outing since winning the Golden Slipper as an autumn two-year-old.
Ironically, Farnan was inspected by Racing NSW veterinarians on Monday morning and passed as fit enough to take his place in the Everest.
Farnan will be kept in training to concentrate on a Group One target against his own age during the Melbourne Cup carnival.
"Farnan is in good health and will trial publicly this week prior to travelling to Melbourne," a statement from the co-trainers' stable Tulloch Lodge read.
"All parties involved feel it is in his best interests to instead target the Group One Coolmore Stud Stakes (at Flemington)."
Farnan's place has been taken by Dollar For Dollar, a veteran sprinter trained by Tony and Calvin McEvoy, who has won eight races from 30 starts.
Dollar For Dollar has been included in Everest markets as a $34 chance after another double-figure runner was added to the field earlier on Monday.
Haut Brion Her is also an outsider at $26 as she tries to give trainer Chris Waller successive wins in a race that has established itself as a focal point for the Sydney spring.
Waller will have two runners with Nature Strip rated his best chance on the third line of betting behind the favourite Classique Legend.