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March Metropolitan Wrap

It was a big month in South Australian racing with the highlight being the UBET Adelaide Cup but who had a good March at Morphettville? 

Jockeys

Clare Lindop notched up six metropolitan winners in March including a hat-trick at Morphettville on March 4. She has now moved into second spot on the Metropolitan Premiership with 30 winners for the season and only three behind Jamie Kah. 

Tasmanian apprentice Victor Wong has started his South Australian racing career with a bang and rode four city winners from only 16 starts this month.

Emily Finnegan kept her Metropolitan Premiership chances alive with three metro winners in March and is only five wins behind Kah.   

March Metropolitan Winners

Clare Lindop 6 wins from 25 rides at 24%

Victor Wong 4 wins from 16 rides at 25%

Joe Bowditch 4 wins from 20 rides at 20%

Jamie Kah 4 wins from 22 rides at 18%

Jason Holder 4 wins from 28 rides at 14%

South Australian Metropolitan Jockey Premiership Standings

Jockey 1st 2nd 3rd Win %
Jamie Kah 33 27 34 15.6%
Clare Lindop 30 24 20 17.8%
Matthew Poon 29 32 16 14.6%
Emily Finnegan 28 12 14 22.8%
Jason Holder 17 29 26 7.8%

Trainers

It's been a sensational month for the Gordon Richards stable with five winners including a double on UBET Adelaide Cup Day. Richards is now fifth on the Metropolitan Trainers Premiership table with only minor placings keeping him from third spot. 

The Macdonald-Gluyas yard continued their dominant season with another five city winners this month including a treble early on in March. The lead the Premiership on 30 wins, one ahead of Phillip Stokes.

Visiting Victorian trainer, Patrick Payne has planned his South Australian trips perfectly with two runners for two wins this month.   

March Metropolitan Winners

Gordon Richards 5 wins from 16 runners at 31%

Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 5 wins from 23 runners at 22%

Lloyd Kennewell 3 wins from 9 runners at 33%

Richard Jolly 3 wins from 17 runners at 18%

Patrick Payne 2 wins from 2 runners at 100%

South Australian Metropolitan Trainer Premiership Standings 

Trainer 1st 2nd 3rd Win %
Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 30 25 21 19.2%
Phillip Stokes 29 20 16 21.3
Tony McEvoy 17 21 12 15.2%
Richard Jolly 17 14 10.5 13.3%
Gordon Richards 17 13 11 17.2%

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