She’s Ideel Heads 2021 The Metropolitan Nominations & Odds

September 7, 2021

She’s Ideel Heads 2021 The Metropolitan Nominations & Odds

The Bjorn Baker-trained Sydney Cup fourth placed mare She’s Ideel is one of the all-in favourites to take out the Group 1 The Metropolitan in 2021 following nominations for the mile and a half classic.

Harpo Marx | Photo: Steve Hart | Races.com.au

Premier’s Cup winner Harpo Marx is one of the best in all-in 2021 The Metropolitan betting following the nominations. Photo: Steve Hart.

Early entries for a host of the upcoming Sydney Spring Racing Carnival majors closed on Monday including all three elite level races running at Royal Randwick on Epsom Handicap Day on October 2.

The staying feature on the card is the Group 1 $750,000 The Metropolitan (2400m), the handicap showdown attracting 85 stayers at nomination stage this week.

One of the early favourites in the mix is six-year-old Dundeel mare She’s Ideel who chases her first win since October last year.

It may have been a while between drinks, but she was very good in the autumn including when runner-up on Rosehill’s Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) and fourth over the two miles in the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m).

This time in she has had two starts including a Group 1 Winx Stakes third fresh behind Mo’unga and will only improve getting out to the mile and a half in The Metrop next month.

Baker has a total of five entries for The Metropolitan this season with his other headline nominee being last start Group 3 Premier’s Cup winner Harpo Marx.

Also in good form ahead of a potential The Metropolitan bid is the John O’Shea-trained evergreen eight-year-old Berdibek, recent winner of the Rowley Mile – Wyong Gold Cup double.

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace stable are in with 12 entries including English expat King’s Charisma and the consistent Puissance De Lune five-year-old Heart Of Puissance.

Last year’s champion, Mirage Dancer for Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young, is nominated for a potential title defence with the last back-to-back The Metropolitan winner being Hayai (1983-84).

Record holding trainer Gai Waterhouse chases her ninth The Metropolitan success in with seven entries she co-trains with Adrian Bott including recent Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes runner-up Riodini and winter sensation Knights Order last seen winning the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (3200m).

Other notable The Metropolitan nominees include the 2019 Victoria Derby champion Warning, the well-supported Mark Newnham-trained Spirit Ridge and Chris Waller’s upset Sydney Cup winner Selino.

The Metropolitan Handicap 2021 weights are announced on Monday September 13 and updated all-in betting courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au can be accessed here.

2021 The Metropolitan Nominations

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 311x90x760 AKTAU (GB) G 6 Michael Moroney
2 2732110×07 ALAKAHAN (IRE) G 6 Richard & Michael Freedman 86
3 11x121x41x AMADE (IRE) G 8 Phillip Stokes
4 3x66538x25 ANGEL OF TRUTH G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
5 9x31111x14 ATISHU (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 89
6 4x241441x0 ATTORNEY (FR) G 7 Matthew Smith 102
7 x528434x17 BARTHOLOMEU DIAS (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
8 06×0626411 BERDIBEK (FR) G 8 John O’Shea 104
9 417x903x84 BLUE SOLDIER (USA) G 5 Annabel Neasham 87
10 93x73590x0 CHAPADA G 6 Michael Moroney
11 51622x32x0 CHARMS STAR (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 89
12 31x07x6739 COGNAC (IRE) G 5 Richard & Michael Freedman 74
13 61x12454x6 COLETTE M 5 James Cummings 112
14 3x4514x926 COOLTH G 5 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
15 54×3914242 CRIMINAL CODE G 5 Chris Waller 90
16 22110×7621 CRYSTAL PEGASUS (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 75
17 79x11400x9 DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 105
18 x5111166x8 DEFIBRILLATE (NZ) G 7 Patrick Payne
19 7x1111x6x4 DELPHI (IRE) H 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman
20 1143×95 DICK WHITTINGTON (FR) G 5 Matthew Smith 76
21 00238375×5 DJUKON (GB) G 6 Chris Waller
22 035×528253 DR DRILL (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
23 1x2031x EMISSARY (GB) G 5 Michael Moroney 78
24 9x241265x8 ENTENTE G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 96
25 4x75x55x01 FLOATING ARTIST (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 85
26 2634100×66 FUN FACT G 6 Bjorn Baker 100
27 1253x6133x FUTURE SCORE (IRE) G 7 Matt Cumani 100
28 44×2212112 GRAND PROMENADE (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
29 3134×13275 GREAT HOUSE (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 79
30 122×541511 HARPO MARX (IRE) G 6 Bjorn Baker 99
31 x3621521x2 HEART OF PUISSANCE H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
32 3954116×31 HERMAN HESSE (GB) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 74
33 3211131×48 HIGH EMOCEAN (NZ) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
34 00x654700x HUSH WRITER (JPN) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 93
35 35x111733x KING’S CHARISMA (IRE) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 76
36 4358247×96 KISS THE BRIDE (NZ) G 6 Bjorn Baker 82
37 6143x8511x KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
38 17x6321x28 KUKERACHA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 102
39 44×4195215 LAURE ME IN G 7 Matthew Dunn 100
40 25x57170x5 LE DON DE VIE (GB) G 6 Anthony & Sam Freedman
41 1x4x16123x LONG ARM (IRE) G 6 Peter Gelagotis
42 1101x71x57 LUNCIES (GB) G 5 Kris Lees 84
43 6316984143 MAHAMEDEIS G 7 Nick Ryan
44 0x31222x23 MANKAYAN (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 78
45 508x663x00 MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 103
46 x4135P2x48 MAYFAIR SPIRIT (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 72
47 7x878333x0 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) M 5 Danny O’Brien
48 37215280×0 MILFORD (NZ) G 4 Michael Moroney
49 x9308x8268 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 8 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
50 x861126x08 MOHICAN HEIGHTS (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 90
51 113x6345x3 MONTEFILIA M 4 David Payne
52 3x41x211x0 MOUNT POPA (IRE) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 103
53 33×415113 MR BOND (NZ) G 5 Brad Widdup 67
54 6×33311216 NO COMPROMISE (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 86
55 32824x558x NUMERIAN (IRE) G 6 Annabel Neasham
56 636341×843 ONE MORE TRY M 7 Matt Cumani
57 0518126×97 OUR BAMBINO G 5 Robert & Luke Price 67
58 8x70x44481 OUR INTRIGUE (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 79
59 x0658x7110 PERFECT RADIANCE M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 74
60 524x2x22x5 PESTO (GB) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 77
61 5x75810x05 QUICK THINKER H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 105
62 62x62251x0 REALM OF FLOWERS M 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman
63 x9230x8752 RIODINI (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
64 x41721131x ROBUSTO (NZ) M 7 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
65 4227111×00 SAVVY VALENTINO (NZ) G 5 Bjorn Baker 71
66 218227×055 SECRET BLAZE G 6 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
67 28x86541x0 SELINO (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 105
68 7x120138x5 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 106
69 5x32324x37 SHE’S IDEEL M 6 Bjorn Baker 105
70 6014x300x5 SHOUT THE BAR M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 108
71 282×003218 SHUFFLE UP G 6 Richard & Michael Freedman 75
72 66556253×1 SIGNORA NERA (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 87
73 5x014140x6 SKYMAX (GER) G 6 Mark Newnham 89
74 9217232111 SMOKIN’ ROMANS (NZ) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
75 21x62309x9 SOUND (GER) H 9 Michael Moroney
76 0x6820532x SOUND OF CANNONS (GB) G 5 John O’Shea 69
77 1x250217x2 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) G 7 Mark Newnham 108
78 2x23141x80 TAIKOMOCHI G 8 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 104
79 530×318514 THE GOOD FIGHT (NZ) G 7 Michael Moroney
80 563×112221 TOORADIN G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
81 9120×09701 TORRENS H 5 Lauri Parker 75
82 7600x0516x WARNING G 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman
83 7x780x9x59 YOUNG RASCAL (FR) G 7 Richard & Michael Freedman 99
84 1122x05x6 ZEYREK (FR) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 84
85 112x5x4242 ZIEGFELD (GB) G 5 James Cummings

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