Just Fine opens odds-on for The Metropolitan

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The Metropolitan (2400m) is set to be run and won this Saturday at Randwick, and it's a full field of 18 runners set to line up in the A$750,000 staying feature in Sydney, Australia.

The Gai Waterhouse & -trained import is a dominant favourite opening at -111.11 with top betting sites after back-to-back wins – the latest in the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m).

Rachel King is set to reunite with the son of Sea The Stars after taking the reins on his Australian debut.

Many of the challengers will be attempting to turn the tables from the Kingston Town Stakes, with runner-up Benaud and sharing the second line of betting at +1000.

Military Mission (+2500) is the only other last-start winner in the race, and he also happens to be the stable companion of the short-priced favourite.

Meanwhile, the Waterhouse & Bott team also has the top-weighted Knights Order (+5000) seeking his first victory since the 2022 edition of the Group 2 (1600m).

has a strong hand with many low-weighted gallopers engaged.

Victoria Derby winner (+2500) will be looking to recapture his best, while Mr Waterville (+1200), Al Aabir (+1700) and Wineglass Bay (+5000) will be seeking Group 1 glory for the first time.

Beyond the favourite, the only early support to speak of has come for the -trained pair Kalapour and , moving into +1700 apiece after opening at +2500 and +2000 respectively.

The Metropolitan (2400m) is one of the three Group 1 races to be run at Randwick on Saturday.

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