Seville has taken out the Group 1 The Metropolitan at Royal Randwick Racecourse today October 5, 2013.
The five-year-old won the race by half a length ahead of Julienas, who placed second, and Sneak A Peek, who rounded out the placings in third.
Seville was paying odds of $10.20 to win today’s 2013 The Metropolitan at Ladbrokes.com.au.
The five-year-old has now won two of his 17 race starts and has earned more than $1.06 million in prize money during his horse racing career.
Co-trainer Nick Williams was pleased to see Seville win the 2013 The Metropolitan ahead of his upcoming Cups campaign, which will include the $6.2 million Melbourne Cup on Tuesday November 5, 2013.
“We set him for this race heading towards the major races in Melbourne,” Williams said.
“As usual Australia’s best jockey Hugh Bowman knows best.
“All bodes well for the Cups.”
Williams is yet to decide which of the spring features Seville will tackle.
“We’ll have to wait and see how he pulls up,” he said.
“It’s a great victory for him because it’s a race that qualifies him for the Melbourne Cup.
“We just couldn’t be happier with how the horse is going.”
Jockey Hugh Bowman was elated to finally score a win after coming so close on two previous occasions throughout the day.
“It turns what was a very frustrating day into a good day,” Bowman said.
“To top it off with a Group 1 win for team Williams is a great way to end a good day.
“My horse was primed for the event and delivered accordingly.”
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2013 The Metropolitan Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||3||SEVILLE (GER)||Robert Hickmott||Hugh Bowman||–||8||55.5kg||$10|
|2||4||JULIENAS (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||0.5L||12||55kg||$6|
|3||5||SNEAK A PEEK (ITY)||Peter G Moody||Joshua Parr||0.8L||10||54.5kg||$19|
|4||8||IRONSTEIN||Gerald Ryan||Brenton Avdulla||0.9L||3||52.5kg||$18|
|5||2||MORIARTY (IRE)||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||1.4L||1||56.5kg||$5.50|
|6||7||PRINCE CHERI (FR)||David Vandyke||Jay Ford||1.5L||2||52.5kg||$2.90F|
|7||10||I’M IMPOSING (GB)||Chris Waller||Peter Robl||2.3L||9||52.5kg||$31|
|8||1||MOURAYAN (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||Kerrin McEvoy||3L||13||58kg||$21|
|9||14||DANAS BEST||Gai Waterhouse||Nathan Berry||3.1L||6||52.5kg||$31|
|10||13||KINGDOMS (NZ)||John O’Shea||Jason Collett||3.3L||7||52.5kg||$18|
|11||12||SAINT ENCOSTA||John P Thompson||Timothy Bell||3.8L||4||52.5kg||$101|
|12||6||IBICENCO (GER)||Peter G Moody||Tim Clark||4.9L||11||53.5kg||$14|
|13||15||PLANET PURPLE||Kerry Parker||Ms Kathy O’Hara||7.7L||14||52.5kg||$151|
|FF||11||LUCRIPETOUS (NZ)||Chris Waller||Jim Cassidy||–||5||52.5kg||$14|