Racing has got to take these issues seriously.’’The topic soon came back to Classique Legend and The Everest. Classique Legend has continued to improve, we have taken our time with him, given him every chance. Classique Legend was an immature, inexperienced four-year-old when he ran a luckless sixth to Yes Yes Yes in The Everest last year. He’s tough, especially now he has got stronger.’’If Classique Legend wins The Everest, Bridge isn’t planning a big celebration. “I’m really pleased with how Classique Legend has come through his last start defeat,’’ McEvoy said.