Heavy track sees Royal Descent’s George Main Stakes odds tumble

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

The odds for noted wet tracker Royal Descent have continued to tumble with overnight rain forcing the downgrading of the Randwick track to a heavy 8 for the running of the Group 1 $500,000 Colgate Optic White George Main Stakes (1600m) today.

Royal Descent will have no trouble handling the wet conditions at Randwick in the George Main Stakes. Photo by Steve Hart.

Royal Descent will have no trouble handling the wet conditions at Randwick in the George Main Stakes. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Chris Waller trained Royal Descent has firmed in from $4.40 to be the $4 second favourite behind stablemate Kermardec who has also come in for some solid support and now heads the market order at Ladbrokes.com.au at $2.40.

Randwick received 11.6mm in the last twenty-four hours taking the week’s total to 15.8mm putting the track into the Heavy 8 range for the start of the day.

Royal Descent followers can still remember her ploughing through the mud to set a ten length victory in the 2013 Group 1 $550,000 Australian Oaks (2400m) at Randwick.

The six year old mare then took until two starts back to win her next race when she beat Pornichet in the Group 2 $250,000 Pro-Ride Warwick Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on August 22.

Waller was then slightly disappointed with her last start third behind Complacent an Kermardec in the Group 2 $250,000 Tattersalls Club Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on September 5 and is placing some of the blame on the second up syndrome.

“I was just perplexed why she didn’t quicken up there at the 500m last start and maybe she was just a little bit flat second up,” Waller told Sky Racing’s Racing HQ Saturday.

“There was no reason for it and her bit of work since then has been very good.”

But Waller has no worries about her handling the wet conditions today and expects her to be in the finish again.

“She gets through it very well,” Waller said.

Waller is also confident that Kermadec will handle the wet ground after the way he won the Group 1 $3m The Star 150th Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on a track rated a soft 7 during the Sydney Autumn Carnival.

“Today he has a nice draw. He got through the soft – heavy track on the Doncaster day with no problems of all and there is no reason to suggest today will be any different,” Waller said.

“He was ready to win last start, he didn’t get a lot of luck.”

Waller’s third acceptor for the George Main Stakes, Moriarty, has been scratched, leaving nine runners to go around in the Group 1 weight for age feature.

George Main Stakes market order at Ladbrokes.com.au: $2.40 Kermadec, $4 Royal Descent, $6.50 Lucia Valentina, $8 Pornichet, $15 Hooked, Sweynesse, $19 Kirramosa, $34 Hauraki, Protectionist.

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.


  1. business cards printing

    Fabulous, what a website it is! This blog provides useful facts to us, keep
    it up.

  2. Tamara

    There’s definately a great deal to know about this topic.
    I like all of the points you made.

  3. niche podcasts

    Good day! Do you know if they make any plugins to help
    with SEO? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good gains.

    If you know of any please share. Thank you!

  4. need business cards

    Hello, i think that i saw you visited my web site thus i came to
    “return the favor”.I’m attempting to find things to improve my site!I suppose its
    ok to use some of your ideas!!

  5. http://akademinetwork.xyz

    Howdy would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re using?
    I’m going to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a difficult time
    selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique.

    P.S My apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

  6. attractive apple

    Every weekend i used to go to see this web page, for the reason that i wish for enjoyment, as this this web site conations really fastidious funny information too.

  7. Leila

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an very long
    comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways,
    just wanted to say wonderful blog!

  8. startup business

    I do not know if it’s just me or if everyone else experiencing issues with your blog.
    It seems like some of the text in your content are running off the
    screen. Can somebody else please comment and let me know if this is happening to them too?
    This might be a issue with my web browser because I’ve had
    this happen previously. Cheers

  9. www.yangjingling.com.cn

    I used to be suggested this blog by my cousin. I am now
    not positive whether or not this put up is written by him as
    no one else understand such specific about my problem.
    You are wonderful! Thank you!

  10. business operations

    Thank you for every other informative web site.
    The place else may I am getting that type of information written in such a perfect
    manner? I have a project that I am simply now working on,
    and I’ve been at the glance out for such information.

  11. business take

    Excellent post! We will be linking to this particularly great post on our site.
    Keep up the good writing.

  12. support.recs.bz

    Good post. I learn something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon on a
    daily basis. It’s always interesting to read content from other writers
    and use a little something from their web sites.

  13. Claire

    I’m not sure why but this web site is loading extremely slow for me.
    Is anyone else having this issue or is it a issue on my end?
    I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.

  14. Loren

    We stumbled over here coming from a different page and thought
    I might as well check things out. I like what I see so now i’m following you.
    Look forward to looking into your web page again.

  15. Lanora

    I have read so many posts on the topic of the blogger lovers except this
    post is actually a nice post, keep it up.

  16. chief executive officer role

    I am regular reader, how are you everybody?
    This post posted at this web site is in fact fastidious.

  17. Cruz

    Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Many thanks, However I am experiencing problems with your RSS.
    I don’t know the reason why I am unable to join it.
    Is there anyone else getting identical RSS problems? Anyone that knows the solution will you kindly respond?


  18. Jonas

    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my
    comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say fantastic blog!

  19. wonderful business idea

    Spot on with this write-up, I absolutely believe that this site needs a lot more attention. I’ll probably be returning to
    see more, thanks for the info!

  20. compatible code

    Its like you learn my mind! You appear to understand so much about this,
    such as you wrote the e book in it or something. I feel that you
    can do with some % to power the message house a little bit, however other than that, that is fantastic blog.
    A great read. I’ll certainly be back.

  21. leyland chief

    It is truly a nice and helpful piece of information. I
    am happy that you shared this useful info with us.
    Please stay us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

  22. commons.wikimedia.org

    Now I am going away to do my breakfast, after having my
    breakfast coming over again to read other news.

  23. Dann

    I visited several web sites except the audio quality for audio songs existing at this website is truly excellent.

  24. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    I think this is one of the most vital information for me.

    And i am glad reading your article. But should remark on some general things,
    The site style is ideal, the articles is really excellent : D.
    Good job, cheers

  25. http://www.amoitieprix.fr/

    Great items from you, man. I’ve be aware your stuff
    prior to and you’re simply too excellent. I actually like
    what you have received right here, certainly like what you are saying and the way in which you say it.
    You are making it entertaining and you still care for to keep it sensible.

    I cant wait to read far more from you. This is actually a great web site.

  26. jeep computer

    It’s going to be ending of mine day, but before
    end I am reading this enormous article to improve my know-how.

  27. mauro-luiz-soares-zamprogno.blogspot.com

    Hi there this is somewhat of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have
    to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no
    coding expertise so I wanted to get guidance from
    someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!

  28. business advertising

    Thanks for another magnificent post. The place else could anyone get that kind of info in such an ideal way
    of writing? I have a presentation subsequent week, and I’m at the search for such info.

  29. Silvia Odete Morani Massad

    Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the images on this blog loading?
    I’m trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the
    blog. Any responses would be greatly appreciated.

  30. rexvalkering.nl

    I do accept as true with all the concepts you have offered in your post.
    They’re very convincing and can definitely work. Still, the posts are
    very short for novices. Could you please prolong them a bit from next
    time? Thanks for the post.

  31. phpexpertsolution.com

    It’s really a cool and useful piece of info. I am satisfied that
    you simply shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this.
    Thank you for sharing.

  32. range cars

    This piece of writing offers clear idea in favor of the new people of
    blogging, that actually how to do blogging.

  33. information.za.org

    Have you ever considered writing an e-book or guest authoring on other sites?
    I have a blog based on the same information you discuss and would really like to
    have you share some stories/information. I know my audience would enjoy your work.
    If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to shoot
    me an e mail.

  34. Billie

    My family members every time say that I am wasting my time here at web, but I know I am getting knowledge every day by reading such nice posts.

  35. farnamsms.ir

    If some one wishes to be updated with most recent technologies therefore he must be go to see this
    website and be up to date every day.

  36. angeneykimeart.com

    Heya! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new
    iphone 4! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts!
    Carry on the excellent work!

  37. apple supporters

    Hi, I do think this is a great web site. I stumbledupon it ;)
    I’m going to come back yet again since i have book marked it.
    Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue
    to help other people.

  38. ii code

    Its not my first time to visit this web page, i am visiting this web page dailly and get good information from here

  39. Steve

    Hi to every body, it’s my first visit of this blog; this weblog consists of remarkable
    and really good data for readers.

  40. exhaust system

    I relish, cause I found exactly what I used to be looking for.
    You have ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great
    day. Bye

  41. car code reader

    Nice blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
    A theme like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog stand out.
    Please let me know where you got your design. Kudos

  42. http://br.viadeo.com

    Asking questions are really pleasant thing if you are not understanding anything entirely, but this post
    presents pleasant understanding yet.

  43. jeep computer

    Sweet blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed
    in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem
    to get there! Appreciate it

  44. Augustus

    Hey there are using WordPress for your blog platform? I’m new to the blog world but I’m
    trying to get started and set up my own. Do you require any html coding expertise to
    make your own blog? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  45. bennugent.com

    I constantly spent my half an hour to read this webpage’s content everyday along with a cup of coffee.

  46. Lelio Vieira Carneiro

    You’re so awesome! I do not suppose I’ve read through a single thing like this before.
    So wonderful to find someone with some unique thoughts on this subject.
    Really.. thanks for starting this up. This site is one thing that is needed on the internet,
    someone with a little originality!

  47. Lelio Vieira Carneiro

    Great information. Lucky me I discovered your blog by chance (stumbleupon).
    I’ve book-marked it for later!

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *