Metal Prince races for Melbourne Cup get started


Steel Prince.
Metal Prince can shore up a Melbourne Cup berth if he wins the Indexed Andrew Ramsden at Flemington.

Metal Prince will likely be racing for one thing greater than looking to stay his unbeaten run intact since becoming a member of the Anthony Freedman solid at Flemington.

A get started in November’s Melbourne Cup is up for grabs if a success in The Andrew Ramsden on Saturday.


For the primary time, the winner of Saturday’s 2800m Indexed race positive factors a poll exemption into the Cup.

After starting his profession in Eire, Metal Prince first raced in Australia with Darren Weir however following his four-year disqualification in February the gelding joined Freedman the place he has long past on a four-run successful streak.

Freedman’s son Sam, and assistant-trainer, mentioned Metal Prince used to be in pre-training with David Noonan sooner than becoming a member of the solid.

“We’re moderately shut with Dave and he stuffed us in with the pony’s characteristics,” Freedman mentioned.

“He’s all the time been a troublesome going horse in his trackwork so that you’ve in point of fact simply were given to drift with him and stay him in a pleasant, relaxed rhythm.

“Clayton Douglas has accomplished numerous paintings on him for us at Pinecliff and at Mornington and galloped him the opposite day and mentioned he seems like he’s nonetheless approaching and making improvements to.”

After successful first-up at Sandown in February, Freedman mentioned the solid started to imagine The Andrew Ramsden after good fortune at Mornington in March.

Wins over 2425m at Caulfield in April and 2600m at Flemington on Might four adopted.

“We felt our method with him to begin with and after his 2nd win for us we beginning taking a look at it as the most productive race for him,” Freedman mentioned.

“Having the exemption for the Melbourne Cup and being presently of the 12 months, it used to be a logical race for a revolutionary stayer.

“We didn’t have large expectancies after we began with him however each and every time we’ve raised the bar he’s endured to exceed expectancies, however he’s were given to head up any other stage once more on Saturday.

“Wonder Child is a close to sure bet on the weights, however Metal Prince is an overly difficult horse and loves a canine battle.”

Apprentice Michael Poy, who has ridden Metal Prince in his previous two wins, makes method for Damien Oliver on Saturday.

Metal Prince is the $3.50 2nd favorite in newest making a bet in the back of the well-supported Wonder Child ($2.50) with the 2 stayers the one ones at unmarried determine odds.

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