Randwick – Race 7 – Daily Telegraph Metropolitan Betting Tips

There are two major drawcards on the Epsom Handicap Day race-card at Randwick today, the first of which will jump as Race 7 at 3:30pm when the $400,000 Group 1 Daily Telegraph Metropolitan (2400m) takes place.

An elite field of 12 champions will contest the 2010 The Metropolitan following yesterday’s scratching of #8 Crabs.

The current favourite to win today’s showdown is Mr Charlie, paying $3.70 at Sportsbet.

The Peter Moody-trained Mr Charlie is an up-and-coming Kiwi galloper that took out the New Zealand St Leger back in March before winning their Australia debut over 1700m at Flemington earlier this month.

Mr Charlie is heading towards the 2010 Caulfield and Melbourne Cups and is due to jump from barrier nine with Luke Nolen aboard in The Metropolitan.

But the Races.com.au favourite to win The Metropolitan is Gai Waterhouse’s Herculian Prince, a better value pick at $4.40 through Sportsbet.

Randwick – Race 7 – Daily Telegraph Metropolitan

Herculian Prince won the Kingston Town Stakes at the start of the month but then finished last, the beaten favourite in the Colin Stephen Quality Handicap last weekend.

His last start failure has seen the punters shy away from him in The Metropolitan betting, but drawn better than the favourite in barrier six we expect Herculian Prince to return to form and win today.

The best horses to put down as a Place bet at Sportsbet are upset winner of the Colin Stephen last start No Wine No Song drawn ideally on the rails and the odds-on favourite Mr Charlie.

For punters wanting to increase their chances of winning big off their The Metropolitan betting today, try a Trifecta at Sportsbet with Herculian Prince and our top two Place chances.

Read our comprehensive 2010 The Metropolitan Field & Betting Preview and then head over to Ladbrokes.com.au to place your wagers at the hottest prices in Australia!

Metropolitan Field & Form

No Form Horse Name Handicap B Age & Sex Jockey Trainer Career
1 328X0841 No Wine No Song 57.0 1 9G JACassidy K Moses 56-10-11
2 111X9315 Herculian Prince 55.5 6 5G NRawiller Ms G Waterho 15-8-3
3 -5X0X009 Mourayan 55.5 12 5H MRodd Robert Hickm 13-2-5
4 51311114 Hawk Island 55.0 11 6G GSchofield C Waller 27-8-7
5 9834X900 Newport 54.0 13 8G CNewitt P M Perry 60-9-8
6 6111X777 Count Encosta 54.0 4 4G BShinn John Thompso 10-3-1
7 559X0572 Get Up Jude 54.0 7 7G TClark K Moses 30-6-5
8 73271111 Crabs 54.0 8 7G JDHill C F Hyland 50-10-13
9 1-2-1X15 Mr Charlie 54.0 9 5H LNolen P Moody 13-4-5
10 313X3075 Macedonian 54.0 3 5G CBrown P Moody 14-3-4
11 78504X63 Prix Du Sang 54.0 10 5M JAdams M W & J Hawk 22-3-6
12 0598X162 Saint Encosta 54.0 5 4G CraigWilliam John Thompso 13-1-4
13 5107X115 Landlocked 54.0 2 4H JFord A J Cummings 9-3-0