Mare Off Kingston Town Classic 2017 Payroll

November 30, 2017

Mare Off Kingston Town Classic 2017 Payroll

The inability to pick-up a flight from Melbourne to Perth has Cranbourne horseman Richard Laming focused on January’s Magic Millions Racing Carnival with his mare Payroll who misses the chance at a Group 1 in the 2017 Kingston Town Classic Saturday week.

Payroll

Payroll bypasses Perth’s Kingston Town Classic 2017 but is still focused on the Magic Millions Trophy at the Gold Coast in January. Photo: Ultimate Racing Phtoos.

The five-year-old daughter of Not A Single Doubt was impressive at Ladbrokes Park on November 18 posting a narrow victory in the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m).

That followed two earlier Group 2 spring placings at Flemington when third as a $41 roughie in the Blazer Stakes (1400m) and second on Emirates Stakes Day in the Matriarch Stakes (2000m).

Her outstanding spring form had Laming keen to head to W.A. for a shot at the Group 1 $1 million Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot Racecourse on December 9.

The last minute suggestion at a Perth bid in the weight-for-age classic however saw Payroll miss the scheduled charter flights for the eastern state raiders.

Unable to secure a secondary flight and also worries over how the mare would handle the hot conditions during the Perth Summer Racing Carnival has seen Laming abandon Kingston Town Classic ambitions and refocus on a different late summer prep for Payroll.

The next run or two for Payroll will be to get her rock hard fit for the ultimate campaign aim, the $1 million Magic Millions Trophy (2200m) at the Gold Coast in Queensland in mid-January.

“It’s a lot easier to keep her home, we’ve got some nice races on our back door that are the perfect stepping stone to the Magic Millions,” Laming told Racing Victoria on Wednesday.

“At this stage she’ll either run in the Lord Stakes on Boxing Day at Caulfield, or the same day there’s a race in Sydney for her as well.

“Whether we go there and then float to Queensland or whether we just stay home and run in the Lord Stakes and then fly her up there [is to be decided].

“More than likely we’ll look at both races and accept and go from there.”

The $120,000 Listed Lord Stakes (1700m) runs on December 26, while the Sydney race Laming hinted at is the Group 3 $150,000 Summer Cup (2000m) held at Royal Randwick on the same day.

Payroll ran a close third only a length beaten by the winner Stratum Star in this year’s Magic Millions Trophy results from a wide barrier (13 of 16) as a $17 roughie.

As for the eastern state raiders still in Kingston Town Classic contention this season, last start Railway Stakes runner-up Black Heart Bart is the $3.40 favourite in futures betting at Ladbrokes.com.au.

The bookies are also taking no chances on Godolphin’s Doncaster Mile winner It’s Somewhat who is a $4.80 shot in futures Kingston Town Classic odds and a livewire chance to win according to the stable.

To back your favourite summer racing contenders over the coming weeks at the right prices head to Ladbrokes.com.au today.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Sandown Guineas 2020 Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field & Odds Update: Avilius Firming Favourite

Despite a last start failure in the Melbourne Cup the Godolphin-raced Avilius...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oli...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oliver Rides Sixth Winner on Personal

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his sixth success in the 162nd running of the...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020:...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020: Personal Wins The Oaks

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day continues the racing action of the Melbourne Cup...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Fleming...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Day 3 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Flemington Racecourse...

Horse Racing Today

2021 Australian Cup Odds Firm ...

Randwick Guineas Target for Un...

Randwick Guineas Target for Unbeaten Hobartville Stakes 2021 Winner Aegon

Undefeated Kiwi raider Aegon stamped himself as a proper racehorse in his down...

Blue Diamond Stakes 2021 Resul...

Blue Diamond Stakes 2021 Results: Artorius Scores Upset Win

The Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained Flying Artie colt Artorius was able to...

2021 Futurity Stakes Winner Pr...

2021 Futurity Stakes Winner Probabeel Beats Arcadia Queen Ahead of All-Star Mile

Two brilliant mares battled it out in an outstanding edition of the 2021...

Silver Slipper Stakes Results:...

Silver Slipper Stakes Results: Winner Home Affairs Firms in Golden Slipper Betting

Home Affairs is into the $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) next month...

Race Results

2021 Australian Cup Odds Firm on Peter Young Winner Paradee

2021 Oakleigh Plate Results: Portland Sky, Celebrity Queen Win in Dead Heat

Randwick Guineas Target for Unbeaten Hobartville Stakes 2021 Winner Aegon

Blue Diamond Stakes 2021 Results: Artorius Scores Upset Win

2021 Futurity Stakes Winner Probabeel Beats Arcadia Queen Ahead of All-Star Mile

Race Previews

2021 Australian Guineas Field & Betting: Zou Dancer Takes On Tagaloa

Dame Giselle Favourite in Bumper 2021 Surround Stakes Field & Betting Market

2021 Chipping Norton Stakes Field & Odds: Verry Elleegant Tipped to Beat Colette

Arcadia Queen Heads 2021 All-Star Mile Top 10 Voted Horses

2021 Hobartville Stakes Field & Betting Update: Aegon, Peltzer Battle For Top Spot

Fields & Form

2021 Australian Guineas Field & Betting: Zou Dancer Takes On Tagaloa

Dame Giselle Favourite in Bumper 2021 Surround Stakes Field & Betting Market

2021 Chipping Norton Stakes Field & Odds: Verry Elleegant Tipped to Beat Colette

2021 Blue Diamond Stakes Day: Caulfield Scratchings & Track Report

2021 Hobartville Stakes Field & Betting Update: Aegon, Peltzer Battle For Top Spot