The Metropolitan Field & Barrier Draw

Aaron Hamilton in The Metropolitan 29 Sep 2020
The Metropolitan barrier draw

 

The final field and barrier draw have been announced for Saturday’s Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Royal Randwick with 18 stayers competing for $750,000 in prizemoney.

Trainer Kris Lees saddles up three strong chances in race favourite Mugatoo, Tancred Stakes (2400m) runner-up Mustajeer and Chairman’s Quality (2600m) winner Raheen House as well as the second emergency Attention Run.

Mugatoo has won all three start this campaign and was impressive taking out the Newcastle Cup (2300m) last start.

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller will be shooting for a hat-trick of wins in the staying feature having claimed it last year with Come Play With Me and in 2018 with Patrick Erin.

Waller will saddle up five chances including last start Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) 2nd and 3rd placegetters Shared Ambition and Brimham Rocks.

Ciaron Maher and David Eustace have accepted with Lord Belvedere who made it three wins in a row when he resumed with an impressive victory at Flemington over 2500m where he defeated Persan and Schabau.

2020 The Metropolitan barrier draw and final field

No.HorseTrainerJockeyBarrierWeight
1MUSTAJEER (GB)Kris LeesHugh Bowman558kg
2MUGATOO (IRE)Kris LeesKerrin McEvoy757kg
3MIRAGE DANCER (GB)Trent Busuttin & Natalie YoungNash Rawiller355.5kg
4WU GOKChris WallerSam Clipperton1355kg
5RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE)Kris LeesJason Collett1254.5kg
6ETAH JAMES (NZ)Ciaron Maher & David EustaceRegan Bayliss653.5kg
7SHARED AMBITION (IRE)Chris WallerJames McDonald1953.5kg
8BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB)Chris WallerBrenton Avdulla1653.5kg
9HUSH WRITER (JPN)Gai Waterhouse & Adrian BottTim Clark253kg
10LORD BELVEDERE (GB)Ciaron Maher & David EustaceMs Kathy O’Hara1052.5kg
11CARIFPeter & Paul SnowdenRobbie Dolan952.5kg
12RONDINELLA (NZ)John O’SheaMs Rachel King1551.5kg
13ANGEL OF TRUTHMichael, Wayne & John HawkesTommy Berry1151.5kg
14AZURO (FR)Ciaron Maher & David EustaceMs Louise Day (a)2151.5kg
15PATHS OF GLORY (GB)Richard & Michael FreedmanTBA1750.5kg
16GIRL TUESDAYClarry ConnersGlen Boss2250kg
17MISS SENTIMENTAL (NZ)Chris WallerMs Jess Taylor1850kg
18ZEBROWSKI (NZ)Michael, Wayne & John HawkesJames Innes Jnr450kg
19eNORWAY (IRE)Chris WallerMs Alysha Collett2050.5kg
20eATTENTION RUN (GER)Kris LeesAndrew Gibbons150kg
21eSIR CHARLES ROADLance O’Sullivan & Andrew ScottTBA851kg
22eGREY LION (IRE)Matthew SmithTBA1450kg