2010 The Metropolitan Nominations & Preview

This year at the final major race meeting of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, Epsom Handicap Day, an elite line-up of Group features will take place including the 2010 The Metropolitan at Randwick on Saturday October 2.

The $400,000 Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) is run under handicap conditions and is considered a key lead-up to the esteemed $2.5 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) held a fortnight later.

A field of 98 horses make up the 2010 The Metropolitan nominations that were taken back in August.

The raging favourite in the early The Metropolitan betting markets at Sportsbet is Gai Waterhouse’s Herculian Prince currently paying $3.70 to win.

The five-year-old winner of the Kingston Town Stakes will race again this Saturday in the Group 3 Colin Stephen Quality (2400m), another victory certain to shorten his quote for The Metropolitan.

2010 The Metropolitan Betting Odds

  • Herculian Prince ($3.70)
  • Descarado ($11)
  • Triple Honour ($11)
  • Purple ($11)
  • Mr Charlie ($12)
  • Monaco Consul ($13)
  • Hawk Island ($13)

For full market and updated odds visit Ladbrokes.com.au

The 2010 The Metropolitan final field of acceptances will be released next Wednesday September 29, the list of horses published right here along with their form so bookmark this page.

The 2010 The Metropolitan is one of seven Group status races scheduled to take place on Epsom Handicap Day, making the meeting a favourite with punters and racing purists around the nation.

Other headline races on the day include the $500,000 Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m), $400,000 Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) and the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m).

Now is the time to check out the great The Metropolitan betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au, where punters get a better price every time!

2010 The Metropolitan Nominations

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight (kg) Hcp. Rating
1 METAL BENDER (NZ) Chris Waller =1 59.5 116
2 ZIPPING Robert Hickmott =1 59.5 116
3 ALANDI (IRE) Robert Hickmott 3 59 115
4 TRIPLE HONOUR (NZ) Chris Waller 4 58.5 114
5 FIUMICINO (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 5 56 109
6 BUCCELLATI (GB) Tony Noonan =6 55.5 108
7 C’EST LA GUERRE (NZ) Robert Hickmott =6 55.5 108
8 LA ROCKET Dale Sutton =9 55 107
9 NO WINE NO SONG Kevin Moses =9 55 107
10 SPEED GIFTED (GB) Lee Freedman =9 55 107
11 DESCARADO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse =12 54.5 106
12 MONACO CONSUL (NZ) Michael Moroney =12 54.5 106
13 LARGO LAD David Hayes 14 54 105
14 PURPLE Peter Snowden =6 53.5 108
15 HERCULIAN PRINCE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse =15 53.5 104
16 HISSING SID Bill & Symon Wilde =15 53.5 104
17 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott =15 53.5 104
18 FANJURA (IRE) Lee Freedman =18 53 103
19 HAWK ISLAND (IRE) Chris Waller =18 53 103
20 EMPIRES CHOICE (NZ) Bart Cummings 20 52.5 102
21 NEWPORT Paul Perry =21 52 101
22 SPACECRAFT Mick Price =21 52 101
23 RUN FOR NAARA John P Thompson =23 52 100
24 SNOW ALERT Chris Waller =23 52 100
25 GORKY PARK (NZ) David Hayes 25 52 99
26 LINTON Robert Hickmott 26 52 98
27 BASALTICO (IRE) Bill & Symon Wilde =27 52 96
28 EMBLEM OF LIBERTY (SAF) Darren Weir =27 52 96
29 FAIRYGEM (NZ) Peter G Moody =27 52 96
30 RAIHANA David Payne =27 52 96
31 SHAMOLINE WARRIOR Mark Kavanagh =27 52 96
32 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes =32 52 95
33 GRAND DUCAL (IRE) Robert Hickmott =32 52 95
34 SCOUTING WIDE (NZ) Tim Martin =32 52 95
35 THE MINIVER ROSE (IRE) Mick Price =32 52 95
36 COUNT ENCOSTA John P Thompson =36 52 93
37 TWIN WING (NZ) Guy Walter =36 52 93
38 APPREHEND Tony Vasil =38 52 92
39 CRABS (NZ) Chris Hyland =38 52 92
40 IMPOSING (GB) Robert Hickmott =38 52 92
41 MR CHARLIE (NZ) Peter G Moody =38 52 92
42 CHARTREUX David Hayes =42 52 91
43 GET UP JUDE Kevin Moses =42 52 91
44 THE EMBASSY (NZ) Chris Waller =42 52 91
45 AKZAR (IRE) Robert Hickmott =45 52 90
46 DELTONA Kevin Moses =45 52 90
47 INDIKATOR (NZ) Keith Opie =45 52 90
48 BERLIOZ (NZ) David Hayes 48 52 88
49 NOTHIN’ LEICA CAT (NZ) Anthony Cummings 49 52 87
50 GIGINO (NZ) Chris Waller =50 52 85
51 GOTTA KEEP COOL Darren Weir =50 52 85
52 FROZONE (NZ) Alan Bailey =52 52 84
53 JUNGLE ROCKET (NZ) Chris Waller =52 52 84
54 MUIR (GB) Robert Hickmott =52 52 84
55 MACEDONIAN (NZ) Peter G Moody 55 52 82
56 OUR CANNAVARO (NZ) Chris Waller =56 52 81
57 TOKEN OF HONOUR David Hayes =56 52 81
58 FAIRFIELD FLAME (GER) Michael Moroney =58 52 80
59 MY BENTLEY (NZ) Michael Kent =58 52 80
60 NITONIC Colette Cooper =58 52 80
61 PRIX DU SANG Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes =61 52 79
62 RUNDLE Robert Hickmott =61 52 79
63 LEGSMAN (NZ) John O’Shea =63 52 78
64 MARTIAL LAW (IRE) Robert Hickmott =63 52 78
65 STAR RIPPER Bart Cummings =63 52 78
66 CARNEGIE HOUSE Anthony Cummings 66 52 77
67 INTERLOCKING (NZ) Robert Hickmott =67 52 76
68 OUR ROCKHAMPTON (IRE) Robert Hickmott =67 52 76
69 SAINT ENCOSTA John P Thompson =67 52 76
70 STILLMAN (USA) Robert Hickmott =67 52 76
71 THE ZEEBAC Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes =67 52 76
72 JOE BLOW Bart Cummings =72 52 75
73 SHADOW MINISTER Garry White =72 52 75
74 LANDLOCKED (NZ) Anthony Cummings 74 52 74
75 MALUCKYDAY (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 75 52 73
76 LANDLORD Bart Cummings =76 52 72
77 PAY AND PLAY Chris Waller =76 52 72
78 SHERPA TENZING (NZ) Jim Conlan =76 52 72
79 TRIUMPHANT CHOICE Peter G Moody =76 52 72
80 VESPER Robert Hickmott =76 52 72
81 BASE (NZ) Robert Hickmott =81 52 71
82 GALLANT LADY Lee Freedman =81 52 71
83 SMOKIN’ GUN (NZ) John O’Shea =81 52 71
84 MR EDISON Bart Cummings =84 52 70
85 NAADJI (NZ) Bevan & Richard Laming =84 52 70
86 OUR ARISTOCRAT (GB) Robert Hickmott =84 52 70
87 BILLSON Robert Hickmott 87 52 69
88 MISS ALIA (NZ) Pat Hyland =88 52 68
89 ZABDUED (NZ) Bart Cummings =88 52 68
90 IREL (NZ) Robert Hickmott 90 52 67
91 BARON Robert Hickmott =91 52 66
92 HOME ON A WING Anthony Cummings =91 52 66
93 TULLAMORE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse =91 52 66
94 BOLTON (NZ) Robert Hickmott =94 52 64
95 NOTHINGBUTTHETRUTH Michael Moroney =94 52 64
96 DAAD’S OVERTIME (NZ) Guy Walter 96 52 62
97 INDITE (NZ) Robert Hickmott 97 52 61
98 REIGNING RHYTHM Gary Portelli 98 52 58
99 REFUSE ME Kerry Parker 99 52 51