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Sir John Harkwood Wins Gr1 Metropolitan
At Royal Randwick in Sydney, 8YO Irish-bred gelding Sir John Harkwood (Sir Percy-Athene, by Rousillon) scored by 1.3 lengths for trainer John Thompson in the $750,000 Gr1 Metropolitan (2400m) for 3YO+, over 4YO NZ-bred gelding Antonio Giuseppe (Shocking-Crystalthecowgirl, by High Chaparral) & 5YO gelding Allergic (Street Cry-Cajou, by Encosta de Lago). Raced by Paul Fudge's Waratah Thoroughbreds, Sir John Harkwood improved his record to 8 wins (including the Gr3 Sky High Stakes & Listed Christmas Cup) and 7 placings (including the Gr2 BRC Brisbane Cup) from 28 starts for $1,096,003 earnings. Sir John Harkwood is now likely to embark on a southern campaign aimed at the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups.