Form Guide & Betting Tips – The Metropolitan 2011

Here we have put together the best tips and form guide information for the 2011 The Metropolitan, which is due to run as Race 9 at 5.20pm (AEST) today October 1, 2011, at Randwick Racecourse.

#1 Trusting

Form: 20 4-4-2

For first we are tipping Trusting who has won his last two starts of this preparation, with the first being a narrow victory in the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes and the second being a dominant 3.8 length victory in the Group 2 Hill Stakes.

While his last two runs were on a good-rated track, Trusting has won his only start on a slow track and has placed three from eight times on a dead track.

The five-year-old has drawn barrier ten for the race and will be partnered by jockey Joao Moreira, who won aboard the entire on both his previous rides.

Trusting has never finished worse than second at this track, but this will be his first attempt at the 2,400 metre distance.

Currently race favourite at Luxbet, Trusting is paying odds of $5 to win the 2011 The Metropolitan.

#2 Hawk Island

Form: 38 10-7-2

For second, we can’t go past Hawk Island, who finished second to Trusting in the Group 2 Hill Stakes last start.

The Hawk Wing gelding has placed twice from five attempts at the 2,400 metre distance and has won three of nine runs at Randwick.

The seven-year-old is well-known for his ability to handle wet tracks, and with The Metropolitan 2011 being the last race of Epsom Handicap Day, the capability to handle a choppy track will give Hawk Island a definite advantage.

Hawk Island is currently paying odds of $8 to win the 2011 The Metropolitan at Luxbet.

#8 Lamasery

Form: 15 9-2-1

For third place we have tipped Lamasery, who has been in brilliant winning form over his past two starts.

The Commands gelding has won both the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes and the Group 3 Colin Stephen Handicap this preparation.

Lamasery proved he was able to win over the 2,400 metre distance of The Metropolitan 2011 last start, despite his breeding stating he should get no more than 1,600 metres.

The five-year-old has won an impressive five from seven races on dead-rated tracks and has placed on one of two slow track attempts.

Lamasery is presently paying $6 at Luxbet to win the 2011 The Metropolitan.

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2011 The Metropolitan Form & Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 8563X7X511 TRUSTING John P Thompson Joao Moreira 10 57kg 112
2 41341FX602 HAWK ISLAND (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 16 56kg 109
3 190X707X00 HERCULIAN PRINCE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 17 55kg 107
4 X95X060X96 ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE (GB) Chris Waller Michael Rodd 3 55kg 107
5 X82042X043 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott Hugh Bowman 14 54.5kg 106
6 1X84301X04 STAND TO GAIN (IRE) Chris Waller Rod Quinn 13 53kg 103
7 2211421X83 TULLAMORE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Chris Munce 7 52.5kg 101
8 111146X411 LAMASERY David Vandyke Brenton Avdulla 8 52kg 98
9 2X66111119 BLACK AND BENT Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 15 52kg 99
10 5531418055 IRONSTEIN Gerald Ryan Jim Cassidy 5 52kg 97
11 57X2X98905 LODGE THE DEEDS Gwenda Markwell Tommy Berry 11 52kg 94
12 6221143315 THE VERMINATOR Chris Waller Craig Newitt 18 52kg 94
13 X4715X3708 BELLAGIO WYNN Chris Waller Jay Ford 6 52kg 93
14 421517X562 CRAFTY IRNA Ron Quinton Kerrin McEvoy 9 52kg 92
15 1X20715530 SPECHENKA Ben Ahrens Ms Kathy O’Hara 2 52kg 94
16 56944X8244 PRAECIDO (NZ) David Payne Christian Reith 1 52kg 91
17 622114X612 RED EYE SPECIAL (NZ) Anthony Cummings Nathan Berry 12 52kg 75
18 3X72843172 HOME ON A WING Anthony Cummings Corey Brown 19 52kg 77
19e 6823293069 SPLENDID HONOURS Paul Perry Blake Spriggs (a) 4 52kg 65