The Metropolitan Field & 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
|1||MUSTAJEER (GB)||Kris Lees||Hugh Bowman||5||58kg|
|2||MUGATOO (IRE)||Kris Lees||Kerrin McEvoy||7||57kg|
|3||MIRAGE DANCER (GB)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Nash Rawiller||3||55.5kg|
|4||WU GOK||Chris Waller||Sam Clipperton||13||55kg|
|5||RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE)||Kris Lees||Jason Collett||12||54.5kg|
|6||ETAH JAMES (NZ)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Regan Bayliss||6||53.5kg|
|7||SHARED AMBITION (IRE)||Chris Waller||James McDonald||19||53.5kg|
|8||BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB)||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||16||53.5kg|
|9||HUSH WRITER (JPN)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||2||53kg|
|10||LORD BELVEDERE (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Ms Kathy O’Hara||10||52.5kg|
|11||CARIF||Peter & Paul Snowden||Robbie Dolan||9||52.5kg|
|12||RONDINELLA (NZ)||John O’Shea||Ms Rachel King||15||51.5kg|
|13||ANGEL OF TRUTH||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||11||51.5kg|
|14||AZURO (FR)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Ms Louise Day (a)||21||51.5kg|
|15||PATHS OF GLORY (GB)||Richard & Michael Freedman||TBA||17||50.5kg|
|16||GIRL TUESDAY||Clarry Conners||Glen Boss||22||50kg|
|17||MISS SENTIMENTAL (NZ)||Chris Waller||Ms Jess Taylor||18||50kg|
|18||ZEBROWSKI (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||James Innes Jnr||4||50kg|
|19e||NORWAY (IRE)||Chris Waller||Ms Alysha Collett||20||50.5kg|
|20e||ATTENTION RUN (GER)||Kris Lees||Andrew Gibbons||1||50kg|
|21e||SIR CHARLES ROAD||Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott||TBA||8||51kg|
|22e||GREY LION (IRE)||Matthew Smith||TBA||14||50kg|