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

2016 Australian Derby winner Tavago tops the weights with 58kg for the 2017 Group 1 $750,000 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Randwick on September 30.

Tavago, above, has been allocated the top weight for the 2017 The Metropolitan at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Tavago, above, has been allocated the top weight for the 2017 The Metropolitan at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

The former New Zealand trained stayer who is prepared by Cranbourne based Kiwis Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young has only won once from six starts since his win in 2016 Group 1 $2m BMW Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick when he took out the Group 3 $350,000 McGrath Estate Agents Sky High Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill during this year’s Sydney Autumn Carnival.

Tavago has had one run back from a spell for the 2017 Spring Carnival for a first up seventh to Humidor in the Group 1 $750,000 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington last Saturday.

The Chris Waller of Libran and Who Shot Thebarman both has been given 57kg for The Metropolitan and both put in first class trials for the Sydney Spring Carnival feature staying race in last Saturday’s Group 3 $150,000 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) at Randwick.

European import Libran returned to the winner’s stall in the Kingston Towns Stakes while veteran stayer Who Shot Thebarman put in an eye catching finish to just miss the place in finishing fourth.

In an all Waller finish, Metropolitan hopefuls Antonio Giuseppe and Tom Melbourne finished second and third in the Kingston Town Stakes and both gallopers have been allocated 54.5kg for the feature staying event.

French import Guardini is the highest weighted of the eleven Darren Weir trained horses nominated for The Metropolitan with 56.5kg while Newcastle Gold Cup failure Pacodali has been given 52kg.

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Broadside completed a quick form reversal and after finishing eighth of eight in the Listed $125,000 Premier’s Cup (1900m) at Rosehill on August 26, led all of the way to win the Group 3 $175,000 XXXX Gold Newcastle Gold Cup (2300m) at Newcastle on September 15 and gain automatic entry into The Metropolitan with only 52kg.

Final acceptances for The Metropolitan will be taken at 9am on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

Weights for the 2017 The Metropolitan (2400m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 1x65123x81 BROADSIDE (NZ) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 1 52kg 98
2 1x00x518x7 TAVAGO (NZ) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 2 58kg 110
3 2x8746Px61 LIBRAN (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 3= 57kg 108
4 55x3642x94 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 9 Chris Waller 3= 57kg 108
5 9x031x270x GALLANTE (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott 5= 56.5kg 107
6 x80x621x02 GUARDINI (FR) H 7 Darren Weir 5= 56.5kg 107
7 01121x5x76 VENTURA STORM (IRE) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 7 56kg 106
8 x9210x71x0 ASSIGN (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott 8= 55.5kg 105
9 31×9763415 DESTINY’S KISS G 9 Joseph Pride 8= 55.5kg 105
10 3x37710x24 TALLY G 5 James Cummings 8= 55.5kg 105
11 543321×806 ALLERGIC G 6 James Cummings 11= 55kg 104
12 0x0D71x000 AMRALAH (IRE) H 8 Robert Hickmott 11= 55kg 104
13 1121113×55 BIG DUKE (IRE) G 6 Darren Weir 11= 55kg 104
14 x11x330x90 BONDI BEACH (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 11= 55kg 104
15 2x1240x542 ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 15= 54.5kg 103
16 5x0x010x55 ARTICUS (FR) G 6 Darren Weir 15= 54.5kg 103
17 1x37301x37 CHOCANTE (NZ) G 5 Stephen Marsh 15= 54.5kg 103
18 1x212411x1 STAMPEDE H 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 15= 54.5kg 103
19 3x6905x222 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 15= 54.5kg 103
20 1x4214x839 AMELIE’S STAR M 6 Darren Weir 15= 52.5kg 103
21 282x060x00 SEABURGE H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 21 54kg 102
22 1516510×39 BOOM TIME H 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 22= 53.5kg 101
23 2384x386x5 HARLEM (GB) H 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 22= 53.5kg 101
24 7x39x12x13 ALOFT (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 24= 53kg 100
25 028x337x76 MAURUS (GB) G 7 John P Thompson 24= 53kg 100
26 x533x0x038 FOUNDATION (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 26 52.5kg 99
27 144×802225 CLASSIC UNIFORM G 5 Gary Moore 27= 52kg 98
28 86×3151118 PACODALI (IRE) G 5 Darren Weir 27= 52kg 98
29 228x8x0178 DEE I CEE (NZ) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 29= 51.5kg 97
30 1x75459x70 KINEMA (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 29= 51.5kg 97
31 624x128x19 MEGABLAST (NZ) G 6 Nigel Tiley 29= 51.5kg 97
32 35x2111x08 MONTOYA’S SECRET M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 29= 50kg 97
33 0x50086412 AUVRAY (FR) G 7 Richard Freedman 33= 51kg 96
34 41x122x253 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 33= 51kg 96
35 2x513x412x OUR CENTURY (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott 33= 51kg 96
36 x830x33x24 FOUNDRY (IRE) G 8 Robert Hickmott 36= 50.5kg 95
37 0x4131x590 HANS HOLBEIN (GB) G 6 Robert Hickmott 36= 50.5kg 95
38 x227x090x5 SINGING (FR) H 8 Kris Lees 36= 50.5kg 95
39 0184260×50 FANATIC (NZ) M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 39= 50kg 94
40 820x076x07 GREY LION (IRE) H 6 Matt Cumani 39= 50kg 94
41 14x4197x88 RAW IMPULSE (GB) H 6 Darren Weir 39= 50kg 94
42 5225223×54 COOL CHAP G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 42= 50kg 93
43 2x34340x46 HARLOW GOLD (NZ) M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 42= 50kg 93
44 x121211234 SAYED (USA) G 5 Chris Waller 42= 50kg 93
45 522x0121x6 TIME TO TEST G 7 Tony McEvoy 42= 50kg 93
46 2482x542x9 VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE) G 6 Michael Moroney 42= 50kg 93
47 213×009435 LORESHO (FR) H 7 Darren Weir 47 50kg 92
48 2210×67911 EMBLEY G 6 Bjorn Baker 48= 50kg 91
49 6x1164x362 KILIMANJARO (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 48= 50kg 91
50 244×306321 MASTER ZEPHYR (GB) G 6 Darren Weir 48= 50kg 91
51 9065227×37 ETYMOLOGY G 5 James Cummings 51 50kg 90
52 12652×5770 HARPER’S CHOICE H 4 Gerald Ryan 52 50kg 89
53 1214×42333 ADMIRAL JELLO G 5 Kris Lees 53= 50kg 88
54 9520449×00 LORD VAN PERCY (GB) G 8 Darren Weir 53= 50kg 88
55 x025094221 MY DIAMANTINE (NZ) M 7 Brian Smith 53= 50kg 88
56 x9x1735111 KELLSTORM (IRE) H 5 Darren Weir 56 50kg 87
57 1x1x21x322 CROCODILE ROCK (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 57= 50kg 86
58 14112132×7 FIRENZE M 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 57= 50kg 86
59 22×2325210 CISMONTANE (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 59= 50kg 84
60 41231x2x21 SAMOVARE M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 59= 50kg 84
61 168×211314 YOGI (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir 59= 50kg 84
62 x891413559 CHARLEVOIX G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 62= 50kg 83
63 4051421427 SUPER HAZE (IRE) G 6 Tony McEvoy 62= 50kg 83
64 7440234129 THE GETAWAY G 4 Paul Perry 64 50kg 81
65 1x354965x4 ANAHEIM H 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 65 50kg 79
66 2634×54114 ALWARD (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 66= 50kg 78
67 53324658×8 SHALMANESER G 7 Richard Litt 66= 50kg 78
68 5241x32x11 UP ’N’ ROLLING (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 66= 50kg 78
69 1357541827 WAHNG WAH M 5 Kris Lees 66= 50kg 78
70 4621x30x46 DOUKHAN (IRE) G 9 Kris Lees 70 50kg 75
71 00×4026112 EUREKA STREET G 4 Robert Smerdon 71 50kg 71
72 6748x111x7 ROMAN SON G 4 Anthony & Edward Cummings 72 50kg 70
73 2311 SOCIAL ELEMENT (NZ) G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 73 50kg 69

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. Krista

    I’m still learning from you, while I’m making my way to the top as well. I certainly liked reading everything that is written on your blog.Keep the stories coming. I loved it!

  2. Orlando

    You really make it seem really easy together with your presentation but I in finding this matter to be really one thing that I believe I might by no means understand. It sort of feels too complicated and extremely huge for me. I am looking forward on your subsequent publish, I’ll try to get the grasp of it!

  3. Tiffanie Higson

    Hello there, You must have done a fantastic job. I will certainly digg it and actually recommend to my buddies. I am certain they would be benefited from this website.

  4. Marva

    Iím not that much of a online reader to be honest but your sites really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back later. All the best

  5. lucky patcher latest version

    I am really curious to know just what blog system you’re utilizing? I’m experiencing a few small safety difficulties with my most recent blog regarding lucky patcher for pc so I would love to find something a lot more risk-free. Have any suggestions?

  6. trace mobile number current location google map

    Appreciating the hard work you put into the blog and in-depth info you provide. It really is wonderful to come across a blogging site every now and then which is just not the same old rehashed material. Amazing read! We have bookmarked your website and I am adding the RSS feeds to my mobile location tracker webpage.

  7. omega xl

    I arrived right here via another web address relating to omega xl features and imagined I may as well read this. I quite like what I see therefore I am just following you. Getting excited about checking out your site yet again.

  8. Elliott

    Hi my family member! I wish to say that this post is awesome, great written and come with almost all important infos. I’d like to peer more posts like this .

  9. Brinda Arnall

    I wanted to ask if you ever considered adjusting the framework of this blog? It is really well written; I like just what you got to suggest. However perhaps you could a little bit more in terms of content so people may well connect with it much better. You have an awful lot of wording only for having 1 or 2 pictures. Maybe you could space against eachother far better?

  10. firestarter kodi

    I always go through your content closely. I’m likewise thinking about firestarter apk download, maybe you might discuss this sometimes. Take care!

  11. find more info

    Thanks a bunch for your marvelous content! I seriously enjoyed learning about.I’ll be sure to bookmark your site and definitely will return from now on. I wish to encourage you to ultimately keep on with the wonderful writing, possibly talk about kik messenger free as well, have a great evening!

  12. medical malpractice lawyer

    Hi, what do you think concerning car accident lawyer? Very interesting topic, isn’t it?

  13. read more

    Good day I’m so grateful I found this site, I basically found you by error, when I was browsing on Yahoo for garageband download. Nonetheless I am here right now and would just enjoy to say many thanks for a great blog post and the overall exciting blog (I also enjoy the theme), I do not have time to go through it completely at the moment though I have book-marked it and even added in the RSS feeds, so once I have sufficient time I will be back to go through much more. Make sure you do keep up the fantastic job.

  14. read more

    You are absolutely right, I would love to find out more information on this subject! I’m also interested by free facetime app since I consider it’s quite unique right now. Keep up the good work!

  15. read more

    Admiring the commitment you put into your website and in depth material you display. It really is nice to come across a site once in a while which is just not the similar unwanted rehashed stuff. Awesome read! I have saved your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to our vshare for android site.

  16. find more info

    There is awesome improvements on the layout of the webpage, I definitely love that. My own is on the subject of lic policy enquiry and presently there are a lot of stuff to be done, I’m yet still a starter in website creation. Take care!

  17. George Harwood

    I am looking at for a little bit to get a high quality articles or blog posts in this style of location . Discovering in Bing I finally located this web site. Reading this info Well, I am grateful expressing that I provide an astonishingly ideal uncanny feeling I found out exactly what I need to. I most surely will ensure to do not ignore this website and provides it a glance on a constant basis.

  18. Tracie

    WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..more wait .. …

  19. Joan Knezovich

    I am uncertain of where you are supposedly getting your info, however , good topic. I have to spending some time learning even more or understanding much more. Many thanks for excellent details I used to be looking for this info for my goal.

  20. Stepanie

    Attractive component to content. I simply stumbled upon your web site and in accession capital to assert that I get in fact enjoyed account your blog posts. Anyway I’ll be subscribing for your augment or even I achievement you access constantly rapidly.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.