Interstate studs have inquired about the status of Railway Stakes runner-up Platinum Rocker following her four-start Queensland campaign.

Aquanita trainer Simon Miller confirmed yesterday that two breeding operations had expressed an interest in the six-year-old mare.

The well-performed daughter of Love A Dane ran third behind boom filly Srikandi in both the Listed Silk Stocking (1200m) at the Gold Coast and the Group 3 Glenlogan Park Stakes (1350m) at Doomben.

Platinum Rocker then ran fifth to the Gai Waterhouse-trained Cosmic Endeavour in the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm on June 7, before striking a horror draw (15) when a fading 16th to the same filly in Saturday's Group 1 Tatt's Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm.

Miller is hoping to again run Platinum Rocker, who has won more than $500,000 in stakes from 17 starts, in November's $1 million Railway Stakes (1600m).

"From her wide draw (on Saturday) she had to be hunted forward and it was disappointing because the Tiara was the race we were after," Miller said.

"The owners have finished a bit behind on costs, but they have picked up Eastern States black type. She is due to fly into Melbourne tonight and then she will come across to here.

"Last year I had to win races with her to qualify her for the Railway, but we don't have that pressure this time.

"I will continue to prepare her for the Railway and I would like to have a crack at the Kingston Town Classic with her this year.

"I won't worry about the offers until the money goes into the bank."

Meanwhile, Miller was left lamenting yesterday when Fairetha Stakes winner and WA Guineas placegetter Saint Bro had to be put down after scans revealed an inoperable abscess on his spleen.

"He was in the spelling paddock two weeks ago when he ran a temperature," Miller said.

"We put him on antibiotics, but as soon as he went off his medication his temperature shot up.

"The X-ray found an abscess on his spleen which is extremely rare. To do what he did in his first prep was outstanding and I still had the shades up my sleeve.

"It accounts for his (below-par) performances this prep.

"I am shattered because he was not only a good horse, but a lovely horse in the stable."

·Hay One, the little brother to Newmarket Handicap winner Hay List, is entered to make his debut at Flemington on Saturday.

"I will … prepare her for the Railway and I would like to have a crack at the Kingston Town …""Platinum Rocker's trainer *Simon Miller *

The West Australian

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