THE METROPOLITAN 2022 RACE GUIDE
Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2022 The Metropolitan. The race will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2022, and will once again be part of Super Saturday during the Sydney Spring Carnival.
A staying feature that is run under handicap conditions, The Metropolitan is one of three Group 1 races on the Royal Randwick program which is headlined by the $1 million Epsom Handicap (1600m) and Flight Stakes (1600m).
We provide you with The Metropolitan tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information.
|Date||October 1, 2022|
|Age||3YO & Upwards|
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When trying to find the winner of the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m), keeping some important factors on your side can help you.
In The Metropolitan Handicap, only two last start winners have won the race in the last 15 years, namely Railings (2005) and Glencadam Gold (2012).
Bearing that in mind, the lead-up races to the big Group 1 prize have been a good guide to finding the winner – although not those who were victorious last time out.
Our experts assess all The Metropolitan runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and tips to help you back the winner.
Our expert tipster will provide their 2021 The Metropolitan tips and selections closer to the date.
There are plenty of betting options on The Metropolitan, and for those punters waiting for the big event, you’ll need to be patient as the feature race is run toward to end of the day.
Betting options include:
Exactly as it sounds, a Win bet is betting on a single horse to win the race.
Betting for the place generally pays around one quarter of the win odds and covers three placings with your horse having to finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd to be successful.
Half your stake on the Win and half your stake on the Place is an each-way bet. For example: $20 each-way gives you $10 on the win and $10 on the Place.
Quinella & Exacta
Picking the first two horses past the post will give you the Quinella or Exacta. The difference between the two is with a Quinella, your horses can finish in any order, and in an Exacta, your two runners must finish in the exact order you selected – unless you box them.
The first three horses past the post. You can select three horses in order or you can box three horses meaning they can finish in any order. Flexi Trifectas also give you the option to add more than three horses in any combination for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The cost of a flexi Trifecta is calculated by the amount of runners you have in each placing.
The first four horses past the past. Same rules apply as Trifectas with straight out First 4 in order, Boxed First 4 or Flexi First 4.
Same Race Multi
Some bookmakers give the option for a same race multi where you can select certain runners to finish 1st, Top 2, Top 3 and Top 4. Odds are displayed next to each horse for each betting option, and odds are combined in a multi bet. The best bookmakers to bet on The Metropolitan for Same Race Multis include: Sportsbet, Ladbrokes & Neds.
The ‘Quaddie’ is one of the hardest bet types to land but can be very rewarding with massive returns. All Quaddie wagers go into a pool, and the money is shared out among winners. The bigger the odds of each winning leg, the more likely the Quaddie will pay more as more people are knocked out of the pool. To land the Quaddie, you need to select four winning horses in four selected races. You can have one runner per leg or multiple runners, but the more runners you have, the more it costs to place the Quaddie bet. Flexi options allow punters to place large Quaddies but take a smaller percentage for a smaller outlay.
Below are The Metropolitan’s 2021 nominations.
|1||SPIRIT RIDGE (GB)||Mark Newnham|
|2||SHARED AMBITION (IRE)||Chris Waller|
|3||QUICK THINKER||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman|
|4||DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB)||Chris Waller|
|5||ANGEL OF TRUTH||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|6||MIRAGE DANCER (GB)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young|
|7||WARNING||Anthony & Sam Freedman|
|9||ATTORNEY (FR)||Matthew Smith|
|10||LE DON DE VIE (GB)||Anthony & Sam Freedman|
|11||KUKERACHA (NZ)||Chris Waller|
|12||SHE’S IDEEL||Bjorn Baker|
|13||HARPO MARX (IRE)||Bjorn Baker|
|14||ENTENTE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|15||GREAT HOUSE (IRE)||Chris Waller|
|16||HUSH WRITER (JPN)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|17||NO COMPROMISE (NZ)||Chris Waller|
|18||CHARMS STAR (NZ)||Chris Waller|
|19||LUNCIES (GB)||Kris Lees|
|20||ZEYREK (FR)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|21||LONG ARM (IRE)||Peter Gelagotis|
|22||AKTAU (GB)||Michael Moroney|
|23||ALAKAHAN (IRE)||Richard & Michael Freedman|
|24||AMADE (IRE)||Phillip Stokes|
|25||ATISHU (NZ)||Chris Waller|
|26||BARTHOLOMEU DIAS (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|27||BERDIBEK (FR)||John O’Shea|
|28||BLUE SOLDIER (USA)||Annabel Neasham|
|30||COGNAC (IRE)||Richard & Michael Freedman|
|32||COOLTH||Tony & Calvin McEvoy|
|33||CRIMINAL CODE||Chris Waller|
|34||CRYSTAL PEGASUS (GB)||Chris Waller|
|35||DEFIBRILLATE (NZ)||Patrick Payne|
|36||DELPHI (IRE)||Anthony & Sam Freedman|
|37||DICK WHITTINGTON (FR)||Matthew Smith|
|38||DJUKON (GB)||Chris Waller|
|39||DR DRILL (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|40||EMISSARY (GB)||Michael Moroney|
|41||FLOATING ARTIST (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|42||FUN FACT||Bjorn Baker|
|43||FUTURE SCORE (IRE)||Matt Cumani|
|44||GRAND PROMENADE (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|45||HEART OF PUISSANCE||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|46||HERMAN HESSE (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|47||HIGH EMOCEAN (NZ)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|48||KING’S CHARISMA (IRE)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|49||KISS THE BRIDE (NZ)||Bjorn Baker|
|50||KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|51||LAURE ME IN||Matthew Dunn|
|53||MANKAYAN (IRE)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|54||MASTER OF WINE (GER)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|55||MAYFAIR SPIRIT (IRE)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|56||MIAMI BOUND (NZ)||Danny O’Brien|
|57||MILFORD (NZ)||Michael Moroney|
|58||MOHICAN HEIGHTS (IRE)||Chris Waller|
|59||MOUNT POPA (IRE)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|60||MR BOND (NZ)||Brad Widdup|
|61||NUMERIAN (IRE)||Annabel Neasham|
|62||ONE MORE TRY||Matt Cumani|
|63||OUR BAMBINO||Robert & Luke Price|
|64||OUR INTRIGUE (NZ)||Chris Waller|
|65||PERFECT RADIANCE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|66||PESTO (GB)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|67||REALM OF FLOWERS||Anthony & Sam Freedman|
|68||RIODINI (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|69||ROBUSTO (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman|
|70||SAVVY VALENTINO (NZ)||Bjorn Baker|
|71||SECRET BLAZE||Tony & Calvin McEvoy|
|72||SELINO (GB)||Chris Waller|
|73||SHOUT THE BAR||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|74||SHUFFLE UP||Richard & Michael Freedman|
|75||SIGNORA NERA (NZ)||Chris Waller|
|76||SKYMAX (GER)||Mark Newnham|
|77||SMOKIN’ ROMANS (NZ)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|78||SOUND (GER)||Michael Moroney|
|79||SOUND OF CANNONS (GB)||John O’Shea|
|80||TAIKOMOCHI||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|81||THE GOOD FIGHT (NZ)||Michael Moroney|
|82||TOORADIN||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|84||YOUNG RASCAL (FR)||Richard & Michael Freedman|
|85||ZIEGFELD (GB)||James Cummings|
See the full 2021 The Metropolitan Nominations here
Below are The Metropolitan’s 2021 field and barrier draw results.
|1||SPIRIT RIDGE (GB)||Mark Newnham||Joshua Parr||8||58kg|
|2||SHARED AMBITION (IRE)||Chris Waller||Nash Rawiller||1||57.5kg|
|3||QUICK THINKER||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Kerrin McEvoy||18||57kg|
|4||DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB)||Chris Waller||TBA||6||57kg|
|5||ANGEL OF TRUTH||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||19||56kg|
|6||MIRAGE DANCER (GB)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Sam Clipperton||13||56kg|
|7||WARNING||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Regan Bayliss||12||56kg|
|8||MONTEFILIA||David Payne||Hugh Bowman||17||55.5kg|
|9||ATTORNEY (FR)||Matthew Smith||James McDonald||20||55.5kg|
|10||LE DON DE VIE (GB)||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Glen Boss||21||55.5kg|
|11||KUKERACHA (NZ)||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||16||55.5kg|
|12||SHE’S IDEEL||Bjorn Baker||Jason Collett||15||55kg|
|13||HARPO MARX (IRE)||Bjorn Baker||Ms Rachel King||5||54kg|
|14||ENTENTE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||4||52.5kg|
|15||GREAT HOUSE (IRE)||Chris Waller||Jeff Penza||11||52kg|
|16||HUSH WRITER (JPN)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||James Innes Jnr||7||51kg|
|17||NO COMPROMISE (NZ)||Chris Waller||Ms Kathy O’Hara||10||50kg|
|18||CHARMS STAR (NZ)||Chris Waller||Ms Alysha Collett||9||50kg|
|19e||LUNCIES (GB)||Kris Lees||Robbie Dolan||2||50kg|
|20e||ZEYREK (FR)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Andrew Adkins||3||50kg|
|21e||LONG ARM (IRE)||Peter Gelagotis||Jean Van Overmeire||14||50kg|
To see The Metropolitan field & barrier draw click here.
|1st||MONTEFILIA||David Payne||Hugh Bowman||13||55.5kg||$6|
|2nd||ENTENTE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||3||52.5kg||$5|
|3rd||HARPO MARX||Bjorn Baker||Ms Rachel King||4||54kg||$26|
|4th||ZEYREK||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Andrew Adkins||2||50kg||$9.50|
|5th||GREAT HOUSE||Chris Waller||Jeff Penza||10||52kg||$20|
|6th||NO COMPROMISE||Chris Waller||Ms Kathy O’Hara||9||50kg||$9.50|
|7th||CHARMS STAR||Chris Waller||Ms Alysha Collett||8||50kg||$21|
|8th||LUNCIES||Kris Lees||Robbie Dolan||1||50kg||$11|
|9th||SHE’S IDEEL||Bjorn Baker||Jason Collett||12||55kg||$7.50|
|10th||HUSH WRITER||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||James Innes Jnr||6||51kg||$41|
|11th||WARNING||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Regan Bayliss||11||56kg||$41|
|12th||SPIRIT RIDGE||Mark Newnham||Joshua Parr||7||58kg||$51|
|13th||LE DON DE VIE||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Glen Boss||17||55.5kg||$31|
|14th||QUICK THINKER||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Kerrin McEvoy||14||57kg||$31|
|15th||ANGEL OF TRUTH||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||15||56kg||$31|
|16th||DASHING WILLOUGHBY||Chris Waller||Nash Rawiller||5||57kg||$51|
|17th||ATTORNEY||Matthew Smith||James McDonald||16||55.5kg||$20|
To see more The Metropolitan results and replays click here
Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, bet365 & Palmberbet have the latest 2022 The Metropolitan betting odds available in advance of the race. There will be plenty of movements in the betting markets in the days leading up to the race following the barrier draw.
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The biggest drawcard for stayers during the Sydney Spring Carnival in the Group 1 The Metropolitan run at Randwick in October.
Contested under handicap conditions, the race is run over 2400m and carries prizemoney of $750,000.
Read more about the History of The Metropolitan
|2019||Come Play With Me|
|2016||Sir John Hawkwood|
|2007||Race Not Held|
Check out our Top 5 The Metropolitan Winners and see which champion gallopers made the cut.
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