The Metropolitan 2016 Betting Tips & Odds Update

September 30, 2016

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

The Metropolitan 2016 Betting Tips & Odds Update

A 13-horse field of stayers is set to face off at Randwick Racecourse this weekend in the 2016 The Metropolitan, betting tips and the updated odds on the Epsom Handicap Day clash found below.

Who Shot Thebarman

Who Shot Thebarman is a top three chance in Saturday’s The Metropolitan 2016 at Randwick over the mile and a half. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Set to jump as Randwick Race 8 at 4:40pm (AEST) as the last of the three elite levels on the line-up, this year’s $750,000 Group 1 McGrath Estate Agents Metropolitan (2400m) markets at Ladbrokes.com.au are led by Sir John Hawkwood ($5.50) and Antonio Giuseppe ($6).

There has been little movement in the top half of The Metropolitan betting over the past day with neither the bookies nor the punters able to separate the John Thompson-trained veteran eight-year-old Sir Percy from Chris Waller’s best hope of a third win with Antonio Giuseppe on the quick back-up.

Evergreen warhorse Sir John Hawkwood is second-up after finishing runner-up to McCreery in the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) on September 10, while Kiwi import Antonio Giuseppe chases his fifth win on the trot having only just won last Saturday over 2000m at Rosehill.

It’s an open affair for the mile and a half classic this season though and other notable hopes in The Metropolitan odds include Sacred Master ($6.50) coming off a Group 3 Newcastle Cup win, Allergic ($7) who won last weekend’s Group 3 Colin Stephen Quality (2400m) at Rosehill and Waller’s proven two-miler Who Shot Thebarman ($8).

Earlier in the week we published our exclusive 2016 The Metropolitan Form Guide & Betting Preview and based on the facts and stats, below we have our insider tips on who to back and who to sack this weekend.

1st

#2 Storm The Stars ($14)

Double-figure value in one of Waller’s six acceptors, this five-year-old stallion is out to break a winning drought that goes back to August last year as well as his maiden status. He is a Group 2 winner over this distance in Europe, but from five starts down under hasn’t been first past the post. He looks to be finally acclimatising though with back-to-back Randwick thirds this time in behind Hartnell in the Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) and Hill Stakes (2000m). He was well beaten by the runaway winner in both, but without Hartnell there to put the big margin on them, Storm The Stars gets his chance getting up to his preferred distance third-up and drops from 59kg at WFA to 55.5kg on the weekend.

2nd

#4 Magic Hurricane ($9.50)

Last year’s winner has a hoodoo to overcome if he is to go back-to-back, a feat not achieved since 1983-84. He is in the mix again though with James McDonald in the saddle again, the now seven-year-old four runs into his prep and coming off the fourth in the Hill Stakes. He is down a kilo from his winning weight last year and on 54.5kg from gate three over this distance (3-2-0-1) he is one of the big chances.

3rd

#1 Who Shot Thebarman ($8)

History is against Waller’s Sydney and Melbourne Cups placegetter with the 57kg top weight, but the money is coming in hard and fast for the eight-year-old who remains a top three hope. He comes off a second in the Hill Stakes, the form Magic Hurricane brought in to win last year. This dour stayer is best from 2400m – 3200m and gets that distance for the first time here since the Sydney Cup fourth in April. That followed a second in Rosehill’s The BMW over the mile and a half so he’s right in the mix.

Enjoy access to the best The Metropolitan 2016 betting odds and offers online now at Ladbrokes.com.au who are matching the first deposits of new players (excluding NSW) dollar for dollar up to $500 in bonus bets with use of the code BETBONUS (T&Cs apply).

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field