Dee I Cee lightweight chance in The Metropolitan

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Dee I Cee is a lightweight chance to give Gai Waterhouse another win in the Group 1 $750,000 McGrath Estate Agents Metropolitan (2400m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Trainer Gai Waterhouse. above, is chasing another Metropolitan win with Dee I Cee at Randwick. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Trainer Gai Waterhouse. above, is chasing another Metropolitan win with Dee I Cee at Randwick. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Waterhouse has saddled up the winner of the feature staying race of the Sydney Spring Carnival on eight occasions and if Dee I Cee wins this year she will share the trophy with new co-trainer Adrian Bott.

A win by the Istidaad gelding would also be the first Group 1 win for the new training partnership.

Waterhouse had previously won The Metropolitan with her first Group 1 winner Te Akau Nick in 1992, Electronic and Hula Flight in 1995 and 1996, In Joyment in 1998, Coco Cobanna and Dress Circle in 2000 and 2001, Herculian Prince in 2010 and Glencadam Gold in 2012.

Dee I Cee is an improving stayer who has worked his way up through the ranks and Bott is giving him a great lightweight chance on the 51kg minimum.

“Down in the weights I think he’s a great chance,” Bott told AAP.

Dee I Cee has drawn midfield at barrier seven in the thirteen horse field and new jockey Kerrin McEvoy is certain to give him every chance from the good draw.

“We couldn’t be happier with where he’s drawn,” Bott said.

“I think he’ll get every opportunity from there.

“If he’s good enough, which we think he is, he’ll be fighting out the finish.”

Dee I Cee is coming off a last start second in the Group 3 $175,000 XXXX Gold Newcastle Cup (2200m) on the Beaumont track at Newcastle on September 16 and will be clashing with the winner Sacred Master again in The Metropolitan.

“It was a brilliant run last start in the Newcastle Cup,” Bott said.

“We covered plenty of ground although he had cover.”

“He loomed up into it strongly. I think it’s a nice form guide going into the Metropolitan.”

Dee I Cee is marked at $17 for The Metropolitan at Ladbrokes.com.au while the Chris Waller trained Sacred Master is well in the market at $7.

Sacred Master’s stablemate Antonio Giuseppe sits at the top of the market order at $4.80 ahead of Sir John Hawkwood at $5.50 with the John O’Shea trained Allergic at $8.

Market order for The Metropolitan at Ladbrokes.com.au: $4.80 Antonio Giuseppe, $7 Scared Master, $5.50 Sir John Hawkwood, $8 Allergic, $9.50 Who Shot Thebarman, $11 Magic Hurricane, $12 Storm The Stars, $15 Junoob, $17 Dee I Cee, $21 Sense Of Occasion, Grand Marshall, $81 Amexed, $301 Quartermaster.

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.


  1. Dedra

    I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your website. Do you
    ever run into any web browser compatibility issues? A handful of
    my blog audience have complained about my blog not operating
    correctly in Explorer but looks great in Safari.
    Do you have any suggestions to help fix this problem?

  2. keep business

    Hi there it’s me, I am also visiting this website regularly, this web site is really fastidious and
    the visitors are genuinely sharing fastidious thoughts.

  3. key replacement

    Pretty! This was a really wonderful post. Thank
    you for providing these details.

  4. business card prints

    Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your webpage?
    My website is in the very same niche as yours and my users would genuinely benefit from
    a lot of the information you present here. Please let me know if this
    alright with you. Many thanks!

  5. good business

    I’m really loving the theme/design of your site.
    Do you ever run into any browser compatibility problems?

    A few of my blog visitors have complained about my website not working correctly in Explorer
    but looks great in Chrome. Do you have any suggestions to help fix this issue?

  6. https://pt-br.facebook.com/

    Hi there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay.
    I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

  7. br.linkedin.com

    Great post. I am experiencing a few of these issues as well..

  8. business identity

    You really make it seem so easy with your
    presentation but I find this matter to be really something
    that I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me.
    I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

  9. electronic systems

    I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme.

    Did you create this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?

    Plz answer back as I’m looking to construct my
    own blog and would like to know where u got this from.

  10. exhaust manifold

    Hey there! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist
    with Search Engine Optimization? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good gains.
    If you know of any please share. Thank you!

  11. garage door

    Hi! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this website?
    I’m getting tired of WordPress because I’ve had issues
    with hackers and I’m looking at options for another platform.
    I would be great if you could point me in the direction of a good

  12. run your car with water

    Have you ever considered writing an e-book or guest
    authoring on other sites? I have a blog based on the same subjects you discuss and would love to have you
    share some stories/information. I know my visitors would appreciate your work.
    If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e mail.

  13. business cards alone

    I’ve been exploring for a little bit for any high quality articles or blog posts on this sort of house .
    Exploring in Yahoo I ultimately stumbled upon this web site.
    Studying this information So i’m glad to show that I’ve an incredibly just right
    uncanny feeling I found out just what I needed. I so much definitely will make certain to don?t overlook
    this web site and give it a glance regularly.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.