Royal Randwick is the appropriate setting for one of the Queen’s ex-racehorses to begin his Australian career on Saturday.
My Kingdom Of Fife runs in the Group Three Doncaster Mile Prelude (1600m) for leading trainer Chris Waller after doing his previous racing under Sir Michael Stoute in England.
Waller has runners in the three Group One races on the program but will still have a keen eye on the European import.
“He will need the run but we have to kick him off somewhere,” Waller said.
“He had good form in England so hopefully he can reproduce it here.”
The trainer has made a successful practice over the past few years of buying tried horses in England to race in Australian staying races.
Meanwhile, Waller has been heartened by the recovery of George Ryder Stakes winner Rangirangdoo after fearing the worst when the gelding was lame after his Group One victory on Saturday.
The winner of last year’s Doncaster Mile, Rangirangdoo spent almost a year away from the racetrack with a suspensory ligament injury and the trainer thought his career was in doubt minutes after the Ryder.
“He was treated with anti-inflammatories on Saturday night and went for a walk on Sunday, a swim on Monday and was on the treadmill on Tuesday,” Waller said.
“The leg is being iced regularly and I think now there is a chance he could run in the All-Aged Stakes.”
The Group One All-Aged Stakes (1400m) is at Randwick on April 23.