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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…

2017 The Metropolitan Tips & Odds Update

2017 The Metropolitan Tips & Odds Update

The Metropolitan 2017 is the major staying race taking place at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday and below are our insider betting tips and latest Group 1 odds on the classic. Due to run as Epsom Handicap Day Race 8 at 4:45pm (AEST), the Group 1 $750,000 The Metropolitan (2400m) betting markets at have over half…

The Metropolitan 2017 Form Guide & Preview

The Metropolitan 2017 Form Guide & Preview

A field of the season’s best stayers will face off at Royal Randwick in Saturday’s 2017 The Metropolitan, a comprehensive form guide analysis and betting preview on the handicap clash detailed below. Eleven gallopers remain in the mix for Randwick Race 8 at 4:45pm (AEST) on Epsom Handicap Day after the early scratching of the…

Libran Leads Tight 2017 The Metropolitan Betting Market

Libran Leads Tight 2017 The Metropolitan Betting Market

Trainer Chris Waller could be in-line for a big day at Royal Randwick on Saturday including saddling-up the narrow favourite Libran in The Metropolitan 2017 betting. Waller has four of the 12 runners in this season’s Group 1 $750,000 The Metropolitan (2400m) as he looks for a third win in the mile and a half…

Big Duke Huge Hope in Small The Metropolitan 2017

Big Duke Huge Hope in Small The Metropolitan 2017

Jockey Brenton Avdulla is pleased to have picked up a ride in Saturday’s 2017 The Metropolitan rating the chances of the Darren Weir-trained Big Duke in a small field. Raced by Australian Bloodstock, six-year-old Raven’s Pass gelding Big Duke is one of just a dozen stayers set to face off at Royal Randwick in this…

No 2017 The Metropolitan for Colin Stephen Winner Auvray

No 2017 The Metropolitan for Colin Stephen Winner Auvray

The Richard Freedman-trained French import Auvray held on in a tight finish at Rosehill to win the Colin Stephen Quality on Golden Rose Day, but is likely to bypass Saturday week’s The Metropolitan 2017 in favour for a run in the revamped St Leger race next month. The Group 3 $150,000 Colin Stephen Quality (2400m)…

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…

The Metropolitan 2017 Weights: Tavago 58kg Top Weight

The Metropolitan 2017 Weights: Tavago 58kg Top Weight

Former Kiwi galloper Tavago has been allocated the 58kg top weight with 2017 The Metropolitan handicaps announced by Racing NSW today. Weights for both the Group 1 $1 million Epsom Handicap (1600m) and Group 1 $750,000 Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) are now out ahead of the September 30 features at Royal Randwick Racecourse. While…

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 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…