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2020 The Metropolitan Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The $750,000 Metropolitan is the premier staying event over the Sydney Spring Carnival
  • This Group One is run over 2400 metres at Royal Randwick
  • Newcastle Cup winner Mugatoo is the outright early favourite
  • Where is the value in the early markets?
Metropolitan 2020 Tips
Come Play With Me winning the 2019 Metropolitan. Who will take it out in 2020? (Getty)

The Metropolitan Information

  • DateSat 03 Oct, 2020
  • Race Time06:30
  • RacecourseRandwick
  • Race Distance2400 metres
  • Conditions3yo&up Handicap
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$750,000

The Group One Metropolitan is the premier staying contest over the Sydney Spring Carnival and forms a part of a big Randwick card which also features the Epsom Handicap and Flight Stakes.

Otherwise known as "The Metrop" is this 2400m Handicap which not only provides the winner an entry into the following autumn's Queen Elizabeth Stakes but also gives the perfect springboard into the Melbourne Spring Carnival for both the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups.

We list the early market for the 2020 Metropolitan and detail some of the key chances.

The Metropolitan 2020 Odds

1MustajeerKris LeesHugh Bowman58kg5$34
2MugatooKris LeesKerrin McEvoy57kg7$2.70
3Mirage DancerTrent Busuttin & Natalie YoungNash Rawiller55.5kg3$15.60
4Wu GokChris WallerSam Clipperton55kg13$34
5Raheen HouseKris LeesJason Collett54.5kg12$55
6Etah JamesCiaron Maher & David EustaceRegan Bayliss53.5kg6$51
8Brimham RocksChris WallerBrenton Avdulla53.5kg16$7.70
9Hush WriterGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottTim Clark53kg2$7.90
11CarifPeter & Paul SnowdenRobbie Dolan52.5kg9$34
12RondinellaJohn O'SheaRachel King51.5kg15$15
13Angel Of TruthMichael, Wayne & John HawkesTommy Berry51.5kg11$22
14AzuroCiaron Maher & David Eustace Louise Day (a)51.5kg21$151
15Paths Of GloryRichard & Michael FreedmanKathy O'Hara50.5kg17$21.50
16Girl TuesdayClarry ConnersGlen Boss50kg22$19.20
17Miss SentimentalChris WallerJess Taylor50kg18$141
18ZebrowskiMichael, Wayne & John Hawkes James Innes Jnr50kg4$8.60
19eNorwayChris WallerAlysha Collett50.5kg20$91
20eAttention RunKris LeesAndrew Gibbons50kg1$21
21eSir Charles RoadLance O'Sullivan & Andrew Scott
22eGrey LionMatthew Smith

Odds are provided by Sportsbetting.com.au and are correct as of 30/09/2020 - 6.30pm

The Metropolitan Tips 2020

The Metropolitan 2020 Best Bet - Mugatoo

Looking to land a first group one in The 2020 Metropolitan is this classy import who's won six of eight starts in Australia which includes a brilliant last start victory in the Newcastle Cup with an impost of 59kg.

He looks to have gone to a new level in the spring where following wins at 1500m and then 1900m, any question marks of him seeing out these longer journeys were put to bed with that 2300m Group Three win off a strong speed where he was spotting weight to the entire field.

As one of the classier gallopers still in Sydney who has genuine Melbourne Spring ambitions via the Caulfield Cup, Melbourne Cup and Cox Plate, Mugatoo needs to winning The Metropolitan if he's to measure up down south and looks to have it at his mercy now with Shared Ambition running at Flemington.

The Metropolitan 2020 Value Bet - Rondinella

She's been building perfectly towards this Metropolitan where her closing sectionals were good both first and second-up before arriving to the Kingston Town Stakes on September 19 when heavily supported in the early markets ($25-$10).

Although the daughter of Ocean Park didn't rewards punters on that ocassion, she's again improved to eventually finish fifth when just over two lengths off the winner and off that performance, is crying out for the 2400m of this contest.

I have no doubt this is the target assignment for Rondinella who drops in the weights once more to now carry 51.5kg and in a line-up that appears to have a long tail to it after Mugatoo and perhaps one or two others, she's well in the top three mix

The Metropolitan FAQ

What date is the 2020 Metropolitan?

The 2020 Metropolitan is scheduled to run on Saturday, October 3.

How can I live stream the 2020 Metropolitan?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream The Metropolitan and all other Australian horse races.

What distance is The Metropolitan?

The Metropolitan is run over a distance of 2400 metres.

Where is The Metropolitan held?

The Metropolitan is held at the Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.

What's the best bet in the 2020 Metropolitan?

We're with Mugatoo as the best bet in the 2020 Metropolitan.

What's The Metropolitan worth?

The Metropolitan is worth $750,000.

$430,500 of that goes to the winner.

Who won the 2019 Metropolitan?

Come Play With Me won the 2019 Metropolitan.

What time is the 2020 Metropolitan?

The 2020 Metropolitan is scheduled for a 4.45pm (AEST) time start.

It will run as Race 8 on the Royal Randwick Program.



Mugatoo drops 2kg off his strong last start Newcastle Cup victory and is clearly the one to beat in the 2020 Metropolitan.

Respecting Rondinella who's building well this campaign and is a decent each-way price.

Best Bet: Mugatoo To Win @+170 at BetMGM - 8 Units
Value Bet: Rondinella Each Way @+1400 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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