Western Australian All-Star Mile winner Regal Power is heading home immediately, with his spring carnival over.
The galloper was withdrawn from Saturday’s Group 2 Feehan Stakes (1600m), with owner Bob Peters confirming that the five-year-old would be heading home.
“He’ll be coming home,” Peters said. “He’s got some sort of lung infection.”
Regal Power had been underwhelming in his two Victorian starts this preparation, finishing well down the field in both the P.B. Lawrence Stakes, and the Memsie Stakes.
Watch: Regal Power finish well back in the field in last week’s Memise Stakes.
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Fellow Western Australian invader Arcadia Queen is also in some doubt this preparation, with the mare dealing with a hoof abscess, the reason for her scratching from the Memsie Stakes.
Her next goal, the 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) may now be in doubt if she is unable to recover quickly.
“We are still working on her hoof,” he said. “I don’t know about that (Makybe Diva). Hopefully but I think it might take a bit longer than that, but we’ll see.”
Peters is still optimistic about the spring chances of his raiding party, with Superstorm, Showmanship, Windstorm, and Perfect Jewel all in full health.
“Only one down at the moment,” he said. “Maybe one-and-a-half.”