The Metropolitan Hopes Nominate for 2013 Colin Stephen Quality

Some promising spring stayers have been nominated for the Colin Stephen Quality 2013, the handicap clash to run as part of the Rosehill racing action on Saturday.

Less Is More

The Metropolitan-bound Less Is More is one of the top 2013 Colin Stephen Quality nominations. Photo: Steve Hart.

A total of 14 runners are currently entered for the $125,000 Group 3 Colin Stephen Quality Handicap (2400m) this year, the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival event a nice lead-up to the $400,000 Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Randwick Saturday week.

The Metropolitan betting is currently led by Chris Waller’s Group 2 Hill Stakes winner from last Saturday Moriarty ($4.6) and the David Vandyke-trained Kingston Town Stakes winner Prince Cheri ($7).

The shortest priced of Colin Stephen Quality nominees in The Metropolitan odds meanwhile is Prince Cheri’s stablemate Less Is More at $11.

An imported Beat Hollow gelding originally from France, Less Is More won their first stakes race down under last month beating Ironstein to the line in the Listed Premier’s Cup (1800m) at Rosehill.

They then backed up in the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) at the same track on September 14 and were a good fourth to their stablemate.

The next best fancied Colin Stephen entry in futures markets for The Metropolitan 2013 is then the Gai Waterhouse-trained Julienas, the Cape Cross seven-year-old third in the Kingston Town Stakes last start.

Waterhouse has also nominated for her Grafton Cup third placegetter Reuben Percival on Saturday.

Other notable Colin Stephen Quality hopes that are also The Metropolitan bound include the John Hawkes-trained Polish Knight, Waller’s Danehill Dancer eight-year-old I’m Imposing, their stablemate Newcastle Cup runner-up Lucripetous and recent Randwick mile winner Pretty Pins.

See below for the Colin Stephen Quality Handicap 2013 nominations with acceptances closing on Wednesday morning.

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2013 Colin Stephen Quality Handicap Nominations

Rosehill Racecourse – 28/09/2013

# Horse Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 HONORIUS David Payne 97
2 I’M IMPOSING (GB) Chris Waller 90
3 JULIENAS (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 105
4 LESS IS MORE (FR) David Vandyke 97
5 LUCRIPETOUS (NZ) Chris Waller 93
6 LUNAYIR (FR) Chris Waller 92
7 PLANET PURPLE Kerry Parker 73
8 PLATINUM JACK Scott Singleton 75
9 POLISH KNIGHT (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 95
10 PRETTY PINS (NZ) John P Thompson 89
11 REUBEN PERCIVAL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 94
12 SAINT ENCOSTA John P Thompson 88
13 WAZN (IRE) Chris Waller 97
14 WEISSMULLER (NZ) Andrew R Campbell 78