Kingdom Tops The Metropolitan 2011 Weights & Odds

Last season’s best-performing import My Kingdom Of Fife has been installed as the 58kg topweight of the 2011 The Metropolitan Handicap entries when weights for the Epsom Handicap Day feature were released by Racing NSW on Monday.

My Kingdom Of Fife

My Kingdom Of Fife is the top-weighted horse for the 2011 The Metropolitan Handicap

There are currently 119 hopeful horses nominated for the $400,000 Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m), to run as part of a bumper Group race line-up at Royal Randwick on October 1, the former Queen-owned My Kingdom Of Fife the top-rated and now top-weighted contender.

Winner of the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes in Sydney last season, Kingmambo six-year-old My Kingdom Of Fife resumed with a close second when defeated in the final-stride by Trusting in the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) at Warwick Farm on September 3.

Also nominated for the $500,000 Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) on the same day, My Kingdom Of Fife is the current $8.50 co-favourite along with fellow import Glass Harmonium in the 2011 Metropolitan Handicap odds at Luxbet.

Glass Harmonium, another dual Epsom – Metropolitan nominee, has been handed 57kg in the Metropolitan weights along with the Robert Hickmott-trained Midas Touch and the in-form Trusting.

Following the top fancied imports in The Metropolitan Handicap betting at Luxbet is Tullamore paying $10 to give trainer Gai Waterhouse back-to-back wins in the feature after her success with Herculian Prince last Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

Savabeel five-year-old Tullamore came into contention for the spring majors after winning the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m) at Eagle Farm back in June, and resumed with an encouraging first-up eighth beaten only three lengths by Epsom Handicap betting favourite Sincero in the unsuitably-short Group 3 Tramway Handicap (1400m) a fortnight ago.

Tullamore is currently equal 20th in The Metropolitan 2011 ballot and needs a number of horses higher up the order of entry to drop out of contention if they are to be assured a start after being allocated 52.5kg in the weights.

Meanwhile reigning The Metropolitan Handicap winner Herculian Prince has been awarded 55kg by the handicapper this year which is a 1.5kg increase on the 53.5kg they were originally allocated in the feature last year.

The heftiest-weighted mare on The Metropolitan nominees is another from the Waterhouse stables, former AJC Oaks winner Once Were Wild with 54kg.

Occupying the third line of The Metropolitan 2011 betting at Luxbet are five horses all paying $15:

  • Foreteller (Chris Waller) – 53kg / equal 15th
  • Lamasery (David Vandyke) – 52kg / equal 27th
  • Mourayan (Robert Hickmott) – 54.5kg / 11th
  • Older Than Time (Gai Waterhouse) – 52kg / equal 12th
  • Trusting (John P Thompson) – 57kg / equal 2nd

Below is a complete listing of the 2011 The Metropolitan Handicap weights and the updated order of entry after handicaps.

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2011 The Metropolitan Weights & Ballot

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rtg.
1 MY KINGDOM OF FIFE (GB) Chris Waller 1 58kg 114
2 GLASS HARMONIUM (IRE) Michael Moroney 2= 57kg 112
3 MIDAS TOUCH (GB) Robert Hickmott 4 57kg 111
4 TRUSTING John P Thompson 2= 57kg 112
5 HAWK ISLAND (IRE) Chris Waller 5= 56kg 109
6 UNUSUAL SUSPECT (USA) Michael Kent 7 55.5kg 108
7 ALANDI (IRE) Robert Hickmott 8= 55kg 107
8 HERCULIAN PRINCE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 8= 55kg 107
9 ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE (GB) Chris Waller 8= 55kg 107
10 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 11 54.5kg 106
11 ONCE WERE WILD Gai Waterhouse 5= 54kg 109
12 SHOOTOFF (NZ) Graeme Rogerson 12= 53.5kg 104
13 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller 15= 53kg 103
14 LORNE DANCER Gai Waterhouse 15= 53kg 103
15 STAND TO GAIN (IRE) Chris Waller 15= 53kg 103
16 TACTIC (GB) David Hayes 15= 53kg 103
17 AT FIRST SIGHT (IRE) Robert Hickmott 19 52.5kg 102
18 SHOWCAUSE Frank Ritchie 20= 52.5kg 101
19 TINSELTOWN (NZ) Michael Moroney 20= 52.5kg 101
20 TULLAMORE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 20= 52.5kg 101
21 ABOVE AVERAGE (IRE) Anthony Freedman 23= 52kg 99
22 ABSOLUTELYAWESOME (NZ) Michael Moroney 78= 52kg 78
23 AKINOSHIRABE (JPN) John P Thompson 83= 52kg 76
24 AKZAR (IRE) Robert Hickmott 55= 52kg 88
25 ALTIUS Chris Waller 59= 52kg 87
26 ANUDJAWUN (NZ) Shaun Dwyer 55= 52kg 88
27 ARURITESON (NZ) Craig Ritchie 103= 52kg 67
28 BASE (NZ) Robert Hickmott 41= 52kg 93
29 BELLAGIO WYNN Chris Waller 41= 52kg 93
30 BID SPOTTER Graeme Rogerson 23= 52kg 99
31 BLACK AND BENT Robert Smerdon 23= 52kg 99
32 BRAVE THE WAY Alan Bailey 62 52kg 86
33 BRAZILIAN PULSE (NZ) Michael Moroney 12= 52kg 104
34 BRIGHT HORIZON (GB) Robert Hickmott 68= 52kg 83
35 CHARING CROSS Gai Waterhouse 93= 52kg 72
36 CRAFTY IRNA Ron Quinton 44= 52kg 92
37 DANCE WITH HER David Brideoake 59= 52kg 87
38 DANCING ATTENDANCE Guy Walter 98= 52kg 70
39 DAVE THE DUDE Brian Wakefield 103= 52kg 67
40 DEAD END (NZ) Michael Moroney 98= 52kg 70
41 DIAMOND JIM David Payne 90= 52kg 73
42 DIYARAKA (FR) Michael Moroney 70= 52kg 82
43 DON CARLOS (GER) Michael Moroney 72= 52kg 81
44 DON’T PUT IT THERE (NZ) Jim & Greg Lee 111= 52kg 63
45 DREAMS AND DESIRES Gai Waterhouse 109= 52kg 64
46 DUBLIN DARLIN (NZ) Shaun Dwyer 119 52kg 59
47 ERUPTIOUS (NZ) Michael Kent 66= 52kg 84
48 ESSENCE OF SUCCESS Gai Waterhouse 48= 52kg 91
49 EXCLUDED (NZ) Robert Hickmott 70= 52kg 82
50 FOXHAM Tony McEvoy 68= 52kg 83
51 FROZONE (NZ) Alan Bailey 44= 52kg 92
52 GALIZANI John P Thompson 44= 52kg 92
53 GO WITH THE FLO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 101= 52kg 68
54 GOLDEN CHARMER Dan O’Sullivan 86= 52kg 75
55 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott 55= 52kg 88
56 GUEST WING Shane A Edwards 41= 52kg 93
57 HARMONY (NZ) Peter G Moody 93= 52kg 72
58 HIDDEN GEM David Vandyke 72= 52kg 81
59 HOME ON A WING Anthony Cummings 80= 52kg 77
60 HUME (NZ) Brian Smith 48= 52kg 91
61 I’M IMPOSING (GB) Robert Hickmott 48= 52kg 91
62 INNOCENT LADY (NZ) Graeme Sanders 37= 52kg 94
63 IRONSTEIN Gerald Ryan 30= 52kg 97
64 ISHANT Peter G Moody 59= 52kg 87
65 KERCHINGS Anthony Cummings 111= 52kg 63
66 KING LIONHEART Gai Waterhouse 63= 52kg 85
67 LAMASERY David Vandyke 27= 52kg 98
68 LARISTAN (FR) David Hayes 30= 52kg 97
69 LIGHT BRIGADE Gai Waterhouse 63= 52kg 85
70 LIGHT VISION (NZ) Robert Smerdon 30= 52kg 97
71 LODGE THE DEEDS Gwenda Markwell 37= 52kg 94
72 LONDON STRIPE (IRE) Robert Hickmott 80= 52kg 77
73 LORDOFTHEPARROTS (NZ) Michael Moroney 75= 52kg 80
74 MACEDONIAN (NZ) Peter G Moody 27= 52kg 98
75 MANY STARS (NZ) Anthony Cummings 111= 52kg 63
76 MERENSKY REEF Gai Waterhouse 77 52kg 79
77 MOMENT IN TIME John P Thompson 27= 52kg 98
78 MONTGOMERY (NZ) Colin & Cindy Alderson 83= 52kg 76
79 MY BENTLEY (NZ) Michael Kent 34= 52kg 96
80 NOBLE PARK (NZ) Michael Moroney 75= 52kg 80
81 OLDER THAN TIME Gai Waterhouse 12= 52kg 104
82 PLANET PURPLE Kerry Parker 106= 52kg 65
83 PLATINUM PASSION Michael Moroney 54 52kg 89
84 PRAECIDO (NZ) David Payne 48= 52kg 91
85 RAEBURN Brian Smith 66= 52kg 84
86 REBEL SOLDIER (IRE) David Hayes 36 52kg 95
87 RED EYE SPECIAL (NZ) Anthony Cummings 86= 52kg 75
88 RENEWED VITALITY John P Thompson 83= 52kg 76
89 REPRISAL David Hayes 78= 52kg 78
90 REUBEN PERCIVAL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 80= 52kg 77
91 SADDLE THE STARS Chris Ryan 111= 52kg 63
92 SEPTEMBER MORN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 97 52kg 71
93 SHADOWOFEXCELLENCE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 105 52kg 66
94 SHADOWS IN THE SUN Anthony Cummings 30= 52kg 97
95 SPECHENKA Ben Ahrens 37= 52kg 94
96 SPLENDID HONOURS Paul Perry 106= 52kg 65
97 STRAIGHT HENNESSY Kerry Parker 106= 52kg 65
98 STRATOCRACY Michael Moroney 98= 52kg 70
99 STRATOFORTRESS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 23= 52kg 99
100 SURFACE TENSION (IRE) Michael Moroney 116= 52kg 62
101 TAMANU PARK Bart Cummings 89 52kg 74
102 TANBY Robert Hickmott 44= 52kg 92
103 TARA MAN Tony McEvoy 86= 52kg 75
104 TEARDROP ROCK Gai Waterhouse 72= 52kg 81
105 THE VERMINATOR Chris Waller 37= 52kg 94
106 TIDE Guy Walter 90= 52kg 73
107 TRIUMPHANT CHOICE Peter G Moody 93= 52kg 72
108 TWO FOR TEA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 101= 52kg 68
109 TWO TOWERS Wanda Ings 93= 52kg 72
110 UCHIMURA Tony McEvoy 111= 52kg 63
111 UPON THIS ROCK Gai Waterhouse 90= 52kg 73
112 VESPER Robert Hickmott 34= 52kg 96
113 VIKING LEGEND Ross Simpson & Tracey Barnes 48= 52kg 91
114 WARRIOR WITHIN Bruce W Hill 55= 52kg 88
115 WESTERN SYMBOL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 109= 52kg 64
116 WHITE UNIVERSE Peter G Moody 63= 52kg 85
117 ZAHAR Bart Cummings 116= 52kg 62
118 ZAMERIT (NZ) Anthony Cummings 118 52kg 61
119 ZOOMIN (NZ) Michael Kent 48= 52kg 91