Gai Waterhouse and Tommy Berry dominated Super Saturday when they took out their second Group 1 win with import Glencadam Gold winning the Group 1 $400,000 McGrath Estate Agents Metropolitan (2400m) at Randwick today.
Forty minutes earlier the pair combined to win Waterhouse’s seventh Epsom with Fat Al when the top Randwick trainer equalled her famous father, Tommy Smith’s Epsom wins.
And Glencadam Gold’s win in the Metropolitan edged Waterhouse one ahead of Smith with eight wins in the 2400m Group 1.
Glencadam Gold remains undefeated since arriving at Tulloch Lodge from England with four from four and will now head to Melbourne for the Group 1 $2.5m BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield on October 20 and the Group 1 $6m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 6.
“It’s just fantastic. He’s such an exciting horse. I tell you look out Caulfield and Melbourne Cups,” Waterhouse said.
Berry repeated the tactics he used on Fat Al for his Epsom win and took Glencadam Golod straight to the front and dictated the race from the jump.
On the home turn, stable mate Rueben Percival put the challenge to Glencadam Gold but the tough stayer ran away at the finish to win by three and three quarter lengths from the Chris Waller trained Kelinni.
“Gai and I and Nash have been saying for a long time he’s a Caulfield Cup horse, he is now,” Berry said.
“You should have seen how he pulled up after the race, he didn’t go around. He enjoyed it, he’s a top class stayer. I haven’t ridden too many obviously, I’ve ridden Descarado, he won a Caulfield Cup and this horse can to.”
“He was just bolting wanting more rein, He’s a very good horse.”
The Metropolitan holds a special place with Waterhouse after the Randwick feature was her first Group 1 win when Te Akau Nick won it twenty years ago.