The Metropolitan Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 The Metropolitan which is to be run at Randwick racecourse on Saturday 1st, october 2016. View the The Metropolitan Field.


No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 8 57kg
2 STORM THE STARS (USA) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 4 55.5kg
3 GRAND MARSHAL (GB) Chris Waller Craig Williams 1 54.5kg
4 MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) John O’Shea James McDonald 3 54.5kg
5 SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (IRE) John P Thompson Blake Spriggs 6 54kg
6 JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller Craig Newitt 10 53.5kg
7 SACRED MASTER (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 12 53kg
8 ALLERGIC John O’Shea Michael Dee (a) 2 51.5kg
9 SENSE OF OCCASION Kris Lees Corey Brown 13 51kg
10 AMEXED (NZ) Tony Gollan Johan Victoire 11 51kg
11 DEE I CEE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Kerrin McEvoy 7 51kg
12 ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) Chris Waller Glen Boss 5 51kg
13 QUARTERMASTER Paul Perry Ms Kathy O’Hara 9 51kg


Gai Waterhouse is pinning her hopes of an eighth Epsom Handicap win on French lightweight Johan Victoire in his first Australian Group One race.

The Frenchman will launch his Australian Group One career on Saturday in the $1 million Epsom Handicap riding five-year-old gelding Fabrizio.

But regardless of the result he is already eyeing a longer stay in Australia, he told AAP.

“Everyone here is very passionate about the horses and I am very, very happy with that and will enjoy my time here,” Victoire said.

The decision to move to Australia was driven by a competitive European industry and an offer from Waterhouse who is now training in partnership with Adrian Bott.

“All the other jockeys have to fight every day to catch a race because the big ones have a contract,” Victoire said.

“Given that I have the opportunity to work with Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, who can refuse?”

His move has already been rewarded three wins from nine mounts for Tulloch Lodge.

Bott said the jockey was making a good impression around the stable.

“He’s a lovely gentleman, Johan. He is a very hard worker, he’s in six, seven mornings a week,” Bott said.

Victoire is also a natural light weight, able to ride at 50kg with little effort which is a real asset for the stable, Bott said.

Fabrizio will jump from barrier six in a field of 13 on Saturday and the horse had been performing well, Victoire said.

“The horse looks very strong and I am very excited and very confident for Saturday,” he said.

Victoire has also picked up the ride on the Tony Gollan-trained Amexed in the Group One Metropolitan Handicap (2400m).

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