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2023 The Metropolitan Subject & Betting: Simply Nice Favorite


Simply Nice is approaching odds-on territory in The Metropolitan 2023 betting for the staying characteristic at Royal Randwick this weekend.

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Simply Nice heads The Metropolitan 2023 betting at Randwick this weekend. Photograph: Steve Hart.

The flying Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained import chases his fourth consecutive win and his third from as many begins down beneath when he traces up as the new favorite in Saturday’s Group 1 $750,000 The Metropolitan (2400m) on Epsom Handicap Day.

The Metropolitan subject has drawn 18 ultimate acceptors and Sea The Stars six-year-old Simply Nice leads the markets at a present quote of $2 via Ladbrokes.

At his newest begin on the observe on September 16 he carried 55kg to a 1.71 size win within the Group 1 Kingston City Stakes (2000m).

He comes again to the 50kg minimal this weekend drawn barrier two with Rachel King coming again aboard after she rode him to victory two again for his profitable Australian race debut on September 2 over the Randwick mile in a Benchmark 94.

Waterhouse & Bott launch a four-pronged assault on The Metropolitan in 2023 with the new favorite joined by stablemates Knights Order ($51) who carries the 57.5kg top-weight, the autumn’s Group 1 ATC Derby winner over the mile-and-a-half Main Beel ($13) in gate 4 with Tim Clark to experience, and the widely-drawn Army Mission ($21) coming off a Group 3 Newcastle Cup (2300m) victory a fortnight again.

Following Simply Nice in The Metropolitan betting in the meantime are the John O’Shea-trained Wyong Gold Cup winner Benaud drawn the rails whose final run was a second within the Kingston City and Chris Waller’s progressive European import Mr Waterville each at $11 at time of publish.

Waller is one other coach who performs a powerful hand in The Metropolitan numbers-wise this spring saddling-up 4 runners in complete as he chases his sixth victory.

Waller has ready 5 earlier The Metropolitan Handicap winners together with No Compromise (2022) final 12 months.

Together with Mr Waterville his different possibilities this season are Manzoice ($26), Al Aabir ($17), and Wineglass Bay ($51).

Different notable ultimate acceptors chasing an upset embody the Kris Lees-trained Irish import Cleveland and constant gray Bois D’argent for Annable Neasham.

The Metropolitan serves as a key lead-up to Melbourne’s Group 1 $5 million Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 21 and is joined on Saturday’s Randwick card by the Group 1 $1.5 million Epsom Handicap (1600m).

2023 The Metropolitan Subject & Obstacles

No Final 10 Horse Coach Jockey Barrier Weight Possible Weight Penalty Hcp Score
1 39x8663x00 KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 6 57.5kg 109
2 421222×018 NAVAJO PEAK David Payne Chad Schofield 15 55.5kg 105
3 1226x50x49 CLEVELAND (IRE) Kris Lees Damien Oliver 13 54.5kg 103
4 x11421x026 MAJOR BEEL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 54.5kg 103
5 3×53152326 BOIS D’ARGENT (GB) Annabel Neasham Dylan Gibbons (a) 10 53.5kg 101
6 0x6x824193 HOSIER (IRE) Mark Minervini Jason Collett 17 53kg 101
7 281x860x80 MANZOICE Chris Waller Michael Dee 7 53kg 100
8 233×652332 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) Annabel Neasham Regan Bayliss 14 52.5kg 101
9 381124×009 HO HO KHAN (NZ) Mitchell Freedman Ms Tahlia Hope 12 52.5kg 100
10 921213x3L7 KALAPOUR (IRE) Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 3 52.5kg 99
11 601x060x00 TORRENS Marc Chevalier Ms Jenny Duggan 11 52kg 97
12 9946581012 BENAUD John O’Shea Ms Jamie Kah 1 51.5kg 102
13 95319×9201 MILITARY MISSION (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Zac Lloyd (a) 18 51.5kg 1.5kg 100
14 x386061x11 JUST FINE (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 2 50kg 105
15 22317×4672 AL AABIR (IRE) Chris Waller Jay Ford 8 50kg 50.5kg 95
16 61154×7212 FUTURE HISTORY (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 16 50kg 94
17 2312x18x74 MR WATERVILLE (IRE) Chris Waller Tyler Schiller 9 50kg 84
18 4216×42215 WINEGLASS BAY (IRE) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 4 50kg 82

Desk Credit score: Racing Australia. 



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