Metaphorical Ready for 2016 Queen Of The South Stakes

May 6th, 2016

Metaphorical will contest her first start under the care of David Hayes & Tom Dabernig in Saturday’s 2016 Queen Of The South Stakes (1600m) at Morphettville, and the mare is reportedly primed for a big performance.

Metaphorical is primed for a big performance in the 2016 Queen Of The South Stakes. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Metaphorical is primed for a big performance in the 2016 Queen Of The South Stakes. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Metaphorical began her racing career under the guidance of the recently-retired Peter Moody and has been a strong and consistent performer through a total of twenty-five starts; posting four wins and a further ten minors.

Co-trainer Tom Dabernig told Racing Ahead the daughter of Dylan Thomas arrived at the Lindsay Park stables in impressive condition, and has taken benefit from six weeks between races leading into the 2016 Queen Of The South Stakes.

“We’ve got Metaphorical in. It’s her first run for us from Peter Moody but her form as been really solid.

“She was placed at Moonee Valley and before that placed at Flemington.

“She’s drawn an awkward gate in 14 but if she was to run to her work and her recent form, she’s had six weeks between runs but is in great order.”

Resuming in 2015 for a credible fourth in the Listed City Of Adelaide Stakes (1400m), Metaphorical progressed to third in the Group 3 RA Lee Stakes (1600m) before returning to winning form in the Schweppes Handicap (1600m) at Moonee Valley on May 30th.

Failing to fire and eighth in the Listed VRC-CRV Winter Championship Final (1600m), the mare out of Light Up The World resumed from a spell in November for fourth in the Tonks Plate (1200m) before running third in the Macpherson Kelley Plate (1400m) a fortnight later.

Placing second behind Lidari in the Listed Lord Stakes (1700m) on Boxing Day, Metaphorical has placed fourth in the Piping Lane Handicap (2000m), second in the Group 3 Schweppervescence Trophy (1600m) and third in the Group 2 Sunline Stakes (1600m) leading into the Queen Of The South Stakes.

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