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Royal Player Wins Lord Reims Stakes
The 6YO gelding Royal Player (Swamp King-Favoured Affair, by Favoured Bay) scored a 2.25-lengths victory in the $125,000 Gr3 Lord Reims Stakes (2600m) at Morphettville in Adelaide, setting as course record 2min 46.53sec. Royal Player (ridden by Chris Bryant for trainer Heather Frew) defeated fellow 6YO geldings Exalted Time (Bellotto-Alleged Lady, by Delgado) & Danebar (Danehill Dancer-Miamber, by Red Anchor). Royal Player now has 9 wins & 11 placings (including a last start runner-up in the Listed Port Adelaide Cup over 2250m at Cheltenham Park on February 18) in 41 starts for $183,655 prize-money.