Rangirangdoo Headlines 2012 The Metropolitan Nominations

The first round of nominations have been released for the Group 1 The Metropolitan, which is set to run at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday October 6, 2012.

A total of 97 horses have been nominated for the race, including Rangirangdoo.

The eight-year-old is set to make his return to spring racing, despite the many injuries that have hindered his racing career.

Rangirangdoo, who is also nominated for the Group 1 Epsom Handicapon the same day, will be aimed at longer distances this season.

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Rangirangdoo is one of 97 nominations for the 2012 The Metropolitan.

Trainer Chris Waller feels that the Pentire gelding will be well suited to the 2012 The Metropolitan’s 2,400 metre distance.

“I think this spring might be the time to try him over the longer trip,” Waller said.

“He will be nominated for both the Epsom and the Metropolitan.”

Up until now, Rangirangdoo has not won over anything greater than a mile, however, the gelding finished second by a nose in the 2,000 metre Group 1 Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill Gardens in March this year.

Rangirangdoo is incredibly lightly races for his age, having had just 28 race starts.

The dual Group 1 winning galloper has claimed ten victories so far during his career and has earned more than $2.13 million in prize money.

Waller has also nominated The Verminator for the 2012 The Metropolitan, who won last year’s edition of the race.

David Vandyke will also be represented by Lamasery, who is returning from a year-long hiatus due to injury.

Lamasery began his spring campaign in the Group 2 Warwick Stakes last start, where he finished a gallant fourth behind winner Pinwheel.

The six-year-old has won 10 of his 19 race starts and has earned more than $460,000 in prize money.

Maluckyday, Racing Heart and Polish Knight are also included in the 2012 The Metropolitan nominations.

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2012 The Metropolitan Nominations

No. Horse Trainer
1 ABOVE (IRE) Robert Hickmott
2 AD VICTORIAM Neville & Christopher Voigt
3 ALIYANA TILDE Kerry Parker
4 ALL OUT WAR (IRE) Michael Moroney
5 ANUDJAWUN (NZ) Shaun Dwyer
6 AULD BURNS (GB) David Hayes
7 BRAVE THE WAY Anthony Cummings
8 BUDAI (GER) David Hayes
9 BUXTED (IRE) Sam Pritchard-Gordon
10 CLASS IS CLASS (IRE) Chris Waller
11 COLISEO Norm Gardner
12 CRAFTY IRNA Ron Quinton
13 CUBAN SUNDAY Pat Carey
14 DANCE WITH HER David Brideoake & David Feek
15 DIAMOND HUNTER (NZ) Bart Cummings
16 DOWAGER QUEEN (NZ) Lee Freedman & Graeme Rogerson
17 DRAGONZONE Bart Cummings
18 DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE) Michael Moroney
19 EFFICIENT (NZ) Robert Hickmott
20 EMERITUS (NZ) Anthony Cummings
21 ERUPTIOUS (NZ) Michael Kent
22 EXCLUDED (NZ) Robert Hickmott
23 FIBRILLATION Tim Martin
24 FICTIONAL ACCOUNT (IRE) David Hayes
25 FIUMICINO (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
26 FRUEHLING (IRE) Anthony Freedman
27 GARUD (IRE) Michael Moroney
28 GLENCADAM GOLD (IRE) Gai Waterhouse
29 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott
30 GUNS AT FIVE (NZ) Peter G Moody
31 HERCULIAN PRINCE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
32 I’M JAKE (NZ) David Brideoake & David Feek
33 INNOCENT LADY (NZ) Robert Smerdon
34 JULIENAS (IRE) Gai Waterhouse
35 KEITH’S LEGACY (NZ) David Vandyke
36 KELINNI (IRE) Chris Waller
37 KING DIAMOND Peter G Moody
38 LAMASERY David Vandyke
39 LE ROI (GER) Tony McEvoy
40 LEICA LARRIKIN David Hayes
41 LESS IS MORE (FR) David Vandyke
42 LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (NZ) Peter G Moody
43 MALUCKYDAY (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
44 MANY STARS (NZ) Anthony Cummings
45 MARGINS Ben Currie
46 MARKSMANSHIP (IRE) Robert Hickmott
47 MASTER OF DARKNESS Guy Walter
48 MAULES CREEK John P Thompson
49 MAYTHEHORSEBEMAGIC (NZ) Michael Moroney
50 MIDAS TOUCH (GB) Robert Hickmott
51 MISS WITH ATTITUDE Mick Price
52 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott
53 MUIRFIELD (NZ) Michael Moroney
54 MY CHICHARITA (NZ) Michael Moroney
55 NEXTANIX Kerry Parker
56 NIWOT Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
57 NORDIC DUKE (NZ) Michael Moroney
58 O’REILLY’S PRIZE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
59 PEAL OF BELLS Gwenda Markwell
60 PERMIT (GB) Chris Waller
61 PLANET PURPLE Kerry Parker
62 POLISH KNIGHT (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
63 PRAECIDO (NZ) David Payne
64 QUARTERBAR Michael Moroney
65 RACING HEART Robert Heathcote
66 RANGIRANGDOO (NZ) Chris Waller
67 RED EYE SPECIAL (NZ) Michael Moroney
68 REUBEN PERCIVAL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
69 ROTHERA Brian Smith
70 SABRAGE Michael Moroney
71 SAINT DESIR (GB) Tony McEvoy
72 SAINT ENCOSTA John P Thompson
73 SEA GALLEON Colin & Cindy Alderson
74 SEVILLE (GER) Robert Hickmott
75 SHENZHOU STEEDS (NZ) Michael Moroney
76 SHEWAN Robert Smerdon
77 STOUT HEARTED (USA) Chris Waller
78 STRAWBERRY BOY Gai Waterhouse
79 SYSMO (FR) Tony McEvoy
80 TANBY Robert Hickmott
81 THE GREAT SNOWMAN (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
82 THE VERMINATOR Chris Waller
83 THUBIAAN (USA) Chris Waller
84 THY (NZ) Peter G Moody
85 TOHUNGA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
86 TULLAMORE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
87 UNCHAIN MY HEART David Hayes
88 UNDER THE SUN (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
89 UNUSUAL SUSPECT (USA) Michael Kent
90 VAL CHAMP (ARG) Anthony Freedman
91 WALL STREET (NZ) Michael Moroney
92 WATERFORD HILL Leon Corstens
93 WESTERN SYMBOL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
94 YOU THINK SO (NZ) Michael Kent
95 YULALONA Peter Snowden
96 ZABEELIONAIRE (NZ) Leon Corstens
97 ZAMERIT (NZ) Anthony Cummings