Multiple Group 1 winner, Regal Power, has scared off most of his opposition and will take on a small field in the Group 2 Ted Van Heemst Stakes (2100m) at Ascot.
Following his surprise victory in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic where he upset stable mate Western Empire, Regal Power has opened shorter than $1.40 with most outlets.
Having settled last in the Kingston Town, Regal Power demonstrated a devastating turn of foot, and the small field looks to suit his style of racing again.
The six-year-old gelding hasn’t raced further than 2000m since his Victorian campaign when he finished second in the Group 1 Australian Cup, one week before he won the 2020 All-Star Mile.
However, he has had success over these types of trips, winning the Listed Melvista Stakes (2200m), the Group 2 WATC Derby (2400m) and this same event back in 2019 following his success in the Group 1 Railway Stakes.
With William Pike still suspended, Patrick Carbery will remain in the saddle.