All-Star Mile winner Regal Power’s spring campaign is over after two runs.
Regal Power (pictured below) picked up a lung infection, which forced his scratching from Saturday’s Group 2 Feehan Stakes (1600m) at The Valley.
Owner Bob Peters said the gelding would also miss Perth’s summer carnival. Regal Power won the Group 1 Railway Stakes during the 2019 carnival.
“I don’t think he’d be right for our carnival either,” Peters said.
“The infection’s there and he has got to be treated, he can’t fly so the logistics aren’t good at the moment.”
Another member of Peters’ powerful spring team, Arcadia Queen, is also battling to be fit for Saturday week’s Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington.
Arcadia Queen (pictured below) has picked up a foot abscess, which caused her to miss last Saturday’s Memsie Stakes.
Peters rated Arcadia Queen an even money chance to make the Makybe Diva Stakes.
“She’s still got the problem and we’re working on it,” Peters said.
“She’s improving each day.
“She’s probably 50/50 to run at this stage, I would think. It just depends how much it improves each day.
“It’s not ideal missing races and work. We don’t want to miss too many.”
While Regal Power and Arcadia Queen have had issues, Peters was happy with the way the rest of his Bendigo-based team was tracking.
“They are looking good and all ran fairly well. I’m happy with all of the runs other than the big two.
Showmanship will attempt to remain unbeaten in Melbourne for Peters at The Valley on Saturday.
Originally published as All-Star Mile winner out of spring carnival