Spring Over for Feehan Stakes Scratching Regal Power

September 3, 2020

Spring Over for Feehan Stakes Scratching Regal Power

The All-Star Mile champion Regal Power will head home to Perth with the spring now officially over for the 2020 Feehan Stakes scratching who was found to be suffering from a lung infection.

Regal Power Horse Form (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) | Races.com.au

All-Star Mile winner Regal Power has been ruled out of the spring due to a lung infection. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Bob Peters-raced WA star was after atonement in the Group 2 $250,000 Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes (1600m) at The Valley after a first-up flop in Caulfield’s Group 1 Memsie Stakes.

Regal Power however was scratched from the Feehan Stakes field on Thursday, the Pierro five-year-old suffering from a lung infection that explained his second last (12th) behind Behemoth last Saturday.

Prepared by Grant & Alana Williams, Regal Power was heading towards a shot at the Group 1 $5 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

While the horse was a chance to restart his Cox Plate campaign following treatment for his infected lung, Peters has opted to do right by Regal Power and bring him back home to fully recover.

“The week after next he’ll probably get the truck back home,” Peters told The Age this week.

“It just wasn’t him, the way he was racing and what he was doing and that’s why I asked to get him checked out and we’ve come up with this problem.

“I suppose you’d say it’s a lung infection and an asthmatic sort of thing as well, so we’ll have to treat that and get him over it. There were some treatments they said he could [still race this spring] but I wasn’t prepared to do them and I worry about his long-term future rather than the short term.”

The stable still have Group 1 winning mare Arcadia Queen nominated for the Cox Plate 2020, but Peters admitted she too was “in trouble” battling her ongoing hoof issues.

“It’s improving. We’ll keep going on with her,” Peters said.

“I was very happy with her first-up run considering how long she had been off and what she’d been through and the work she’d missed. It was very good.

“[But] it’s still not good because the plan was to race in those weight-for-age races every two weeks; that’s not going to happen now so we’ll see how we go.”

Arcadia Queen, who resumed at Caulfield on August 15 running fifth in the Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m) was scratched from the Memsie Stakes field last weekend but remains a $15 chance in all-in Cox Plate betting at race sponsor Ladbrokes.com.au – available in full here.

As for the updated Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes 2020 odds for Saturday, Surprise Baby is the firming $2.80 favourite having his first run since the eye-catching Melbourne Cup fifth last November.

Lesser knowns Harbour Views ($3.90) and Sircconi ($4.80) are the dangers, with the latter heavily backed in from $8.50 following back-to-back seconds at Caulfield last month.

Click here for the latest 2020 Feehan Stakes betting markets courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

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