Bob Peters Plots Back-To-Back All-Star Mile Success

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Wed 9th December 2020

Western Australian giant Bob Peters is plotting his best course of action for the 2021 All-Star Mile (1600m), in an attempt to make it back-to-back victories in the $5 million event, after Regal Power’s success earlier in the year.

Regal Power, Arcadia Queen, and recent Railway Stakes (1600m) winner Inspirational Girl appear to be Peters’ top options, but how he gets them to the race is another matter with the all-important public voting process set to decide the field.

The top-10 most voted horses will be assured a spot in the final field, with a further five wildcard horses also added to the field, which could be an option for Regal Power and Arcadia Queen.

“I’ve got a problem because if I put more than one in, I could split the parochial vote from Western Australians,” Peters said.

“It’s quite a different sort of race because you can’t nominate and run your horse the way through and run the best one you got in it because you need to get votes to ensure you get in, so I don’t know what I will be nominating yet.

“There are one or two there that wouldn’t have to prove themselves I would think.

“Arcadia Queen and Regal Power I would think could have a chance of getting in without votes, provided they are going alright.”

Peters said that Arcadia Queen was in good order following a grueling spring campaign, highlighted by her win over Russian Camelot in the Caulfield Stakes.

“I had a look at them at the farm yesterday and a couple of them are doing quite well,” he said.

“Arcadia Queen, she’s looking good. She came home from this campaign a lot better. That stumble she had at Moonee Valley (Cox Plate) didn’t affect her like the problem we had the previous year in The Golden Eagle.”

Regal Power has been resting up and has resumed work after having his spring grind to an abrupt halt due to injury concerns.

“I had a look at him yesterday and he looks very good,” he said. “He had a problem right from the start (of the spring) but he’s had a nice long break and done a bit of work at the farm and he’s looking good.”

Other high-profile runners in the stable Showmanship, Superstorm, and Windstorm, may be held back to rest during the autumn, targeting big spring goals next year.

“Superstorm is still getting over his hoof problem,” said Peters. “It’s taken a lot longer than we thought. He was hurt in The Golden Eagle and he’s about sound again, but It has taken a while.

“He hasn’t been out in a big paddock yet.”

Regarding Windstorm, “I don’t know yet. I might leave him for the spring as well,” he said.

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