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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)…

2017 The Metropolitan Bid on the Line for Alward

2017 The Metropolitan Bid on the Line for Alward

One-time favourite for The Metropolitan 2017, the Chris Waller-trained Alward now looks unlikely to line-up in the Group 1 unless he posts a runaway win at Rosehill on Saturday. Waller had the Irish-bred French import near the top of his contingent for the Group 1 $750,000 The Metropolitan (2400m) after Alward saluted for the Rosehill…

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…

Waller has the Metropolitan in sight with 1st 4 placegetters in the Kingston Town Stakes

Waller has the Metropolitan in sight with 1st 4 placegetters in the Kingston Town Stakes

Sydney’s premier trainer Chris Waller has a strong grip on winning another Metropolitan after saddling up the first four placegetters in the Group 3 $150,000 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) at Randwick today. English import Libran ($26) broke a long winning drought when Glyn Schofield pushed him through a narrow gap in the straight to score…

All day 2017 George Main Stakes Day results: Winx scores 20th straight win in George Main Stakes

All day 2017 George Main Stakes Day results: Winx scores 20th straight win in George Main Stakes

Superstar mare Winx is once again the main attraction at Randwick today when she chased her twentieth straight win in the Group 1 $500,000 Colgate Optic White Stakes (George Main Stakes) (1600m). As well as Winx stepping out at Randwick today, the nine race program is full of talent all across the board and we…

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…

Roughie Dee I Cee scores upset win in Premier’s Cup

Roughie Dee I Cee scores upset win in Premier’s Cup

The outsider of the field Dee I Cee scored an upset win in the Listed $125,000 New Caledonia Travel Connection Premier’s Cup (1900m) at Rosehill today. In a surprise result the $41 outsider Dee I Cee was able to out stay the rest of the field with apprentice Rachel King collecting a winning double after…

Alward Chance for The Metropolitan 2017

Alward Chance for The Metropolitan 2017

Chris Waller could have a lightweight chance for the 2017 The Metropolitan next month in Alward, a progressive import that races at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday. Waller has four horses contesting the $100,000 Pacific Boating Handicap (2000m) on San Domenico Stakes Day and has Aqlaam five-year-old Alward, racing in Sydney for the first time, on…