Waller’s Autumn Kingdom Takes A Blow

My Kingdom Of Fife will not race again this season with his injury proving to be more serious than first anticipated.

The English import caused a sensation when he first arrived in Australia during the autumn winning at odds in excessive of 150 to 1.

He went on to win multiple black type events including the Group 1  Queen Elizabeth Stakes and was touted as a genuine Cox Plate hope.

He returned in the spring in fine form running second first up in the Chelmsford Stakes and then won the Craven Plate.

That’s where his spring ended though and now his 2012 autumn is over as well.

“We won’t see My Kingdom Of Fife race again this season,” trainer Chris Waller said.

It’s a major loss for the Waller camp and robs them of one of their main chances of a top level win.

It means they’ll have to rely on two horse that have become autumn specialists of sorts.

“We hope to have Metal Bender and Rangirangdoo back for autumn. Rangirangdoo has been in work for quite a while now but we will take him along slowly and have him ready for autumn.”

Metal bender hasn’t raced since the Apollo Stakes back in February of this year while Rangirangdoo’s last start was when he won the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes second up in a two race campaign.

Before that he hadn’t raced since the autumn of 2010 when he won the Doncaster Mile.

There’s no doubt he fires at that time of the year but Waller will have his work cut out trying to keep him sound.

In addition to that pairing Waller is hoping for a good performance in the three year old series with horses such as Velrosso, Said Com and Hoylonny.

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