2014 The Metropolitan Next for Colin Stephen Winner Deane Martin

September 27, 2014

2014 The Metropolitan Next for Colin Stephen Winner Deane Martin

This afternoon’s 2014 Colin Stephen Quality winner in Sydney Deane Martin is set to back-up in just seven days’ time in the Group 1 The Metropolitan after a class display at Rosehill Gardens.

Deane Martin

Colin Stephen Quality winner Deane Martin is set to back-up in the 2014 The Metropolitan next weekend. Photo: Steve Hart.

Bruce Wallace’s Kiwi visitor was one of just seven stayers in the small field for this year’s $125,000 Group 3 Colin Stephen Quality (2400m), a race that in previous years has attracted more than double that number of final acceptors.

A final lead-up for horses looking at the $400,000 Group 1 The Metropolitan Handicap (2400m) a week later at Royal Randwick, that’s exactly where connections plan to take Keeper five-year-old Deane Martin.

The gelding has had three runs down under this campaign, including a last start third to He’s Your Man in the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m).

Today jockey Brenton Avdulla stayed on having partnered with him for his two most recent runs and was again impressed with the New Zealand Group 1 performer’s efforts.

Going out a $6.50 chance in betting, Avdulla let his mount go forward up on the pace early before backing off Travolta and Secessio and settling in third.

“It was a very tactical sort of race,” Avdulla said post-win.

“We come out positive and later I was able to work through the outside of the leader.”

Easing back allowed Deane Martin to have the freshness in his legs ready to strike when the tempo slacked off in the final 1000m.

At the top of the straight Avdulla and Deane Martin headed Travolta who was looking to lead all the way, and they held that position right to the post proving too good for his six rivals.

“My horse was full of running from the 300m,” Avdulla said.

“He did a good job. I was good to get a win with him.”

It was a well-timed and well-read ride from Avdulla who had the horse exactly where you wanted to be, the winner outstaying them in a dour effort, knuckling down to defeat the John Sargent-trained Iggi Pop ($8) who did well to stay on for second.

Finishing off the winning Colin Stephen Quality trifecta in third was then Bjorn Baker’s Celtic Prince ($5) in an improved effort on his eighth in the Kingston Town last start.

Post-race Avdulla said the horse was now a top three or four chance for The Metropolitan with his pre-win price of $26 through Ladbrokes.com.au now set to be slashed.

“He’ll run on nest week and is a top three or four chance (for The Metropolitan) now,” he said.

The shortest priced of The Metropolitan hopes in today’s Colin Stephen Quality field meanwhile was the Chris Waller-trained Multilateral who just couldn’t come on after going to the back and walking home with the other back runners.

Deane Martin’s part-owner Allen Peard confirmed that things went according to plan today, and that the next step was The Metropolitan in a week.

“The game plan was to go forward a little bit,” he said.

“He got a nice spot on the back and he relaxed and when asked to quicken up he did it comfortably.

“All going well he’ll go to The Metrop next week.”

Peard added that a little bit of rain between now and then wouldn’t hurt with today’s Good (3) track just a bit firm.

“He’s an all-round horse. He’s won on slow and hard and fast, but prefers a bit out of the track,” he said.

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2014 Colin Stephen Quality Results & Finishing Order

Rosehill Race 2 (1:15pm) – 27/09/2014

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 5 DEANE MARTIN (NZ) Bruce Wallace Brenton Avdulla 5 55kg $7
2 6 IGGI POP (NZ) John Sargent Corey Brown 0.3L 4 55kg $8.50
3 4 CELTIC PRINCE (NZ) Bjorn Baker Glyn Schofield 0.5L 2 55.5kg $5
4 7 GALLATIN John O’Shea James McDonald 0.8L 6 54.5kg $11
5 1 TRAVOLTA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 1.6L 1 59kg $4.40EF
6 3 MULTILATERAL (USA) Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 2.6L 3 56.5kg $4.40EF
7 2 SECESSIO (GB) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 10.4L 7 57.5kg $6.50

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