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Metropolitan Weights Released

Tuesday, 15th September 2015

Meanwhile, a total of 92 nominations have been weighted for the 152nd running of Gr1 The Metropolitan (2400m) to be staged at Royal Randwick on Saturday, 3rd October. Gr1-winning German import Our Ivanhowe, now trained by Lee & Anthony Freedman, has been allotted top weight in the race with 58.0kg on a 52.0kg limit, with Hartnell next in the weights with 57.5kg. Sydney Cup winner Grand Marshal will be asked to carry 54.0kg, while Who Shot Thebarman, who was runner-up to Grand Marshall in the Sydney Cup, has been allotted 54.5kg. Last year's winner Opinion has received 54.0kg, 2kg above the limit. The Irish bred son of Oasis Dream carried 0.5kg above the limit last year and has since had six starts for one second and five unplaced runs. Other notable weights include Royal Descent who will be asked to carry 56.5kg, while former French galloper Silverball, impressive winner of last Saturday's Gr3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m), has been given 53.0kg. Click here to view Metropolitan weights.

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