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Foundry Is The 2017 The Metropolitan Winner

Foundry Is The 2017 The Metropolitan Winner

Chris Waller was tipped as the trainer to beat in The Metropolitan 2017, but in a shock result none of his four runners featured in the trifecta led by the Lloyd Williams-raced winning lightweight Foundry. Waller saddled-up the best in betting for this year’s Group 1 $750,000 The Metropolitan (2400m) on Epsom Handicap Day, but…

Chocante Still On Track for The Metropolitan 2017

Chocante Still On Track for The Metropolitan 2017

Kiwi galloper Chocante is still on track for a shot at the 2017 The Metropolitan Saturday week at Royal Randwick according to trainer Stephen Marsh despite a failed run last weekend at the track. Winner of the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2200m) at Doomben during the winter, Shocking gelding Chocante kicked off his spring bid…

2017 The Metropolitan Nominations: 9 for Waller

2017 The Metropolitan Nominations: 9 for Waller

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller has a dominant hand in early entries for both the Epsom Handicap and 2017 The Metropolitan, including nine for the latter and the top four in betting for the staying showdown.   Racing NSW took nominations for both Royal Randwick features this week, Epsom Handicap Day to run on Saturday September 30.   Waller has 13 Epsom Handicap entries led…

2017 Chelmsford Stakes Field: 11 Rivals for Winx

2017 Chelmsford Stakes Field: 11 Rivals for Winx

Superlative mare Winx has failed to scare off rivals in the Chelmsford Stakes 2017 field at Randwick on Saturday with the Sydney feature attracting a healthy line-up of a dozen starters. All the money will be on Chris Waller’s dual Cox Plate hero as Winx prepares for her 19th consecutive turf triumph second-up in the…

2017 Caulfield Cup Dream Alive for Sofia Rosa

2017 Caulfield Cup Dream Alive for Sofia Rosa

Kiwi horseman Stephen Marsh has high spring ambitions for his former Oaks winner Sofia Rosa, who he has entered for the Caulfield Cup 2017. The daughter of Makfi hasn’t won a race since her Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m) success as a three-year-old in Sydney back in April of 2016. The now five-year-old had a…

2017 The Metropolitan Target for Chocante

2017 The Metropolitan Target for Chocante

Returning New Zealander Chocante has a tough first-up run against Winx this weekend ahead of his spring campaign targeting The Metropolitan 2017. The five-year-old son of former Melbourne Cup winner Shocking is prepared across the Tasman by Stephen Marsh who is eager to get the stayer back racing on Saturday in Sydney. Chocante hit the…

Chocante Out to Emulate Sire in Melbourne Cup 2017

Chocante Out to Emulate Sire in Melbourne Cup 2017

Progressive Kiwi stayer Chocante is on a 2017 Melbourne Cup mission down under this spring chasing a win in the world’s most famous two-mile handicap as his sire Shocking did back in 2009. Trained across the Tasman by the Cambridge-based Stephen Marsh, the rising five-year-old is set to race exclusively in Australia this coming prep….

2017 Brisbane Cup Winner Chocante for the Kiwis

2017 Brisbane Cup Winner Chocante for the Kiwis

Kiwi raider Chocante improved off a failed run at Eagle Farm to hand jockey Jim Byrne a double on Stradbroke Handicap Day winning the last with a dominant all-the-way performance in the Brisbane Cup 2017. Prepared across the Tasman by Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh, four-year-old Chocante had his third run in Queensland this Brisbane Winter…

2017 Brisbane Cup Nominations Feature Single Gaze

2017 Brisbane Cup Nominations Feature Single Gaze

After beating home a small field at the track in last weekend’s PJ O’Shea Stakes, Nick Olive’s Group 1 winning mare Single Gaze could be in for a seven day back-up after being nominated for the Brisbane Cup 2017 on Stradbroke Handicap Day. One of the key support acts on the card, the $300,000 Group…

Stampede Leads 2017 Premier’s Cup Field & Betting

Stampede Leads 2017 Premier’s Cup Field & Betting

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Sydney galloper Stampede is well-fancied to continue his successful Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival raid sitting top of the Premier’s Cup 2017 betting markets for Eagle Farm this weekend. Fifteen stayers potentially heading towards the 2017 Brisbane Cup over the mile and a half on Stradbroke Handicap Day are engaged…