Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Aiming to Go One Better

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Aiming to Go One Better

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SIX-year-old mare Royal Descent will have another crack at winning the George Main Stakes over 1600m at Randwick on Saturday after finishing runner-up in the Group One race for the past two years.

Smart mare Streama beat her in 2013 before she ran into quality miler Sacred Falls in last year's race.

Trainer Chris Waller has nominated several runners for the George Main, including the very smart Kermadec and German import Flamingo star.

Royal Descent's performance in particular could likely determine what feature race she contests in the spring.

The winner of more than $2.5 million, Royal Descent has been nominated for several big races, including the Epsom Handicap, Cox Plate, Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup, with her performance on Saturday likely to determine her spring program.

Waller may have to find a new jockey for Kermadec if Glen Boss does not get a stay of proceedings, or win an appeal against a careless riding charge from Saturday's Flemington meeting. …

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