Arcadia Queen In Golden Eagle Market

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Perth superstar filly has been introduced to the market as the equal second favourite following her stunning Group One win at Ascot.

The Autumn Sun heads the market for the Golden Eagle, a new $7.5 million race for four-year-olds to be held in Sydney on November 2.

He is at $6 with Arcadia Queen, Graff and Zousain at $8.

The race will be run over 1500 metres at Rosehill as part of 's push to strengthen Sydney's .

Arcadia Queen has won five of her six starts culminating in Saturday's weight-for-age Kingston Town Classic (1800m) in Perth in which she beat a field of older local and interstate horses.

Her owner Bob Peters says she will have a spell after doing enough for her first preparation and he and trainers Grant and will look at eastern states options.

Peters said another new race, the $5 million at in March would probably come around too soon but the Golden Eagle attracted his interest.

He also cited the ongoing debate over the use of Regumate, a substance that controls the cycles of fillies and mares as a factor.

“You can use Regumate in New South Wales. That makes it easier than going to Victoria,” he said.

Racing NSW has introduced a local rule which allows for inconsequential amounts of a steroid found in batches of Regumate but has advised against its use.

Horses trained by and Russell and tested positive to the steroid incurring a mandatory one-year stand-down from racing but the trainers otherwise escaped penalty as the cause had not yet been detected when the horses raced.

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