Rangirangdoo and Efficient Head 2012 Metropolitan Weights

Chris Waller’s dual Group 1 winner Rangirandoo and 2007 Melbourne Cup winner Efficient are equal topweights with 58kg for the Group 1 2012 Metropolitan (2400m) which will be held at Randwick on October 6.

Whether or not the pair contest the staying feature remains to be seen but if they do it will be their first start in the $400,000 event.

Efficient, now nine, struggled in his first start of the spring when 10th in the Makybe Diva Stakes but Rangirangdoo showed plenty of promise with a solid fourth-place effort in the Group 3 Tramway Handicap.

Following the top pair with 56.5kg are a number of talented stayers including Caulfield Cup runner-up Green Moon, Brisbane Cup winner Lights Of Heaven, 2010 Melbourne Cup runner-up Maluckyday and Sydney Cup winner Niwot.

Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller dominates The Metropolitan entrants with four of the top 20 weighted horses coming from his stable.

Included in the group of Waller-trained horses is last year’s winner The Verminator (53.5kg) and recent import Class Is Class (55.5kg).

Likely to return for a second short at the Sydney staying test is Lamasery (54.5kg) who finished third when carrying 52kg last year.

Trainer David Vandyke believes his charge was unlucky not to have tasted victory last year and thinks the Randwick track is where he produces his best.

“He should of won the Metropolitan, he was very unlucky, he nearly fell at the 600m but he picked himself up to run third,” Vandyke said.

Gai Waterhouse has no shortage of entrants with her contingent including Western Symbol (53kg) and imports Glencadam Gold (52kg) and Julienas (52kg).

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The Metropolitan 2012 – Weights

Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 EFFICIENT (NZ) Robert Hickmott 3 58kg 111
2 RANGIRANGDOO (NZ) Chris Waller 1 58kg 115
3 DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE) Michael Moroney 4= 56.5kg 108
4 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott 4= 56.5kg 108
5 LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (NZ) Peter G Moody 2 56.5kg 112
6 MALUCKYDAY (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 4= 56.5kg 108
7 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 4= 56.5kg 108
8 NIWOT Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 4= 56.5kg 108
9 CLASS IS CLASS (IRE) Chris Waller 9 55.5kg 106
10 MIDAS TOUCH (GB) Robert Hickmott 10 55kg 105
11 LAMASERY David Vandyke 11= 54.5kg 104
12 SEVILLE (GER) Robert Hickmott 11= 54.5kg 104
13 WALL STREET (NZ) Michael Moroney 11= 54.5kg 104
14 HERCULIAN PRINCE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 14= 54kg 103
15 PERMIT (GB) Chris Waller 14= 54kg 103
16 TULLAMORE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 14= 54kg 103
17 UNUSUAL SUSPECT (USA) Michael Kent 14= 54kg 103
18 THE VERMINATOR Chris Waller 19= 53.5kg 102
19 POLISH KNIGHT (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 21= 53kg 101
20 WESTERN SYMBOL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 21= 53kg 101
21 SHENZHOU STEEDS (NZ) Michael Moroney 23= 52.5kg 100
22 TANBY Robert Hickmott 23= 52.5kg 100
23 ZABEELIONAIRE (NZ) Leon Corstens 23= 52.5kg 100
24 ABOVE (IRE) Robert Hickmott 76= 52kg 76
25 AD VICTORIAM Neville & Christopher Voigt 95 52kg 61
26 ALIYANA TILDE Kerry Parker 65= 52kg 83
27 ALL OUT WAR (IRE) Michael Moroney 90 52kg 66
28 ANUDJAWUN (NZ) Shaun Dwyer 48= 52kg 89
29 AULD BURNS (GB) David Hayes 68= 52kg 82
30 BRAVE THE WAY Anthony Cummings 55= 52kg 87
31 BUDAI (GER) David Hayes 38= 52kg 93
32 BUXTED (IRE) Sam Pritchard-Gordon 38= 52kg 93
33 COLISEO Norm Gardner 47 52kg 90
34 CRAFTY IRNA Ron Quinton 23= 52kg 100
35 CUBAN SUNDAY Pat Carey 38= 52kg 93
36 DANCE WITH HER David Brideoake & David Feek 14= 52kg 103
37 DIAMOND HUNTER (NZ) Bart Cummings 97 52kg
38 DOWAGER QUEEN (NZ) Lee Freedman & Graeme Rogerson 60= 52kg 85
39 DRAGONZONE Bart Cummings 87= 52kg 69
40 EMERITUS (NZ) Anthony Cummings 93 52kg 63
41 ERUPTIOUS (NZ) Michael Kent 62= 52kg 84
42 EXCLUDED (NZ) Robert Hickmott 29= 52kg 95
43 FIBRILLATION Tim Martin 19= 52kg 102
44 FICTIONAL ACCOUNT (IRE) David Hayes 38= 52kg 93
45 FIUMICINO (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 29= 52kg 95
46 FRUEHLING (IRE) Anthony Freedman 62= 52kg 84
47 GARUD (IRE) Michael Moroney 83= 52kg 70
48 GLENCADAM GOLD (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 29= 52kg 95
49 GUNS AT FIVE (NZ) Peter G Moody 48= 52kg 89
50 I’M JAKE (NZ) David Brideoake & David Feek 44= 52kg 91
51 INNOCENT LADY (NZ) Robert Smerdon 51= 52kg 88
52 JULIENAS (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 38= 52kg 93
53 KEITH’S LEGACY (NZ) David Vandyke 82 52kg 73
54 KELINNI (IRE) Chris Waller 51= 52kg 88
55 KING DIAMOND Peter G Moody 34= 52kg 94
56 LE ROI (GER) Tony McEvoy 92 52kg 64
57 LEICA LARRIKIN David Hayes 58= 52kg 86
58 LESS IS MORE (FR) David Vandyke 79= 52kg 74
59 MANY STARS (NZ) Anthony Cummings 91 52kg 65
60 MARGINS Ben Currie 76= 52kg 76
61 MARKSMANSHIP (IRE) Robert Hickmott 73= 52kg 78
62 MASTER OF DARKNESS Guy Walter 87= 52kg 69
63 MAULES CREEK John P Thompson 29= 52kg 95
64 MAYTHEHORSEBEMAGIC (NZ) Michael Moroney 60= 52kg 85
65 MISS WITH ATTITUDE Mick Price 62= 52kg 84
66 MUIRFIELD (NZ) Michael Moroney 55= 52kg 87
67 MY CHICHARITA (NZ) Michael Moroney 65= 52kg 83
68 NEXTANIX Kerry Parker 51= 52kg 88
69 NORDIC DUKE (NZ) Michael Moroney 83= 52kg 70
70 O’REILLY’S PRIZE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 71 52kg 80
71 PEAL OF BELLS Gwenda Markwell 73= 52kg 78
72 PLANET PURPLE Kerry Parker 94 52kg 62
73 PRAECIDO (NZ) David Payne 44= 52kg 91
74 QUARTERBAR Michael Moroney 89 52kg 68
75 RACING HEART Joseph Pride 34= 52kg 94
76 RED EYE SPECIAL (NZ) Michael Moroney 68= 52kg 82
77 REUBEN PERCIVAL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 29= 52kg 95
78 ROTHERA Brian Smith 34= 52kg 94
79 SABRAGE Michael Moroney 38= 52kg 93
80 SAINT DESIR (GB) Tony McEvoy 68= 52kg 82
81 SAINT ENCOSTA John P Thompson 55= 52kg 87
82 SEA GALLEON Colin & Cindy Alderson 44= 52kg 91
83 SHEWAN Robert Smerdon 27= 52kg 99
84 STOUT HEARTED (USA) Chris Waller 27= 52kg 99
85 STRAWBERRY BOY Gai Waterhouse 51= 52kg 88
86 SYSMO (FR) Tony McEvoy 83= 52kg 70
87 THE GREAT SNOWMAN (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 75 52kg 77
88 THUBIAAN (USA) Chris Waller 76= 52kg 76
89 THY (NZ) Peter G Moody 58= 52kg 86
90 TOHUNGA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 79= 52kg 74
91 UNCHAIN MY HEART David Hayes 65= 52kg 83
92 UNDER THE SUN (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 72 52kg 79
93 VAL CHAMP (ARG) Anthony Freedman 34= 52kg 94
94 WATERFORD HILL Leon Corstens 79= 52kg 74
95 YOU THINK SO (NZ) Michael Kent 83= 52kg 70
96 YULALONA Peter Snowden 48= 52kg 89
97 ZAMERIT (NZ) Anthony Cummings 96 52kg 60