Gelding saves himself from compulsory retirement

PUBLISHED : Monday, 04 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 04 June, 2012, 12:00am


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The good news for trainer David Ferraris was that his good run continued with Metrevelli winning at the bottom of Class Five - the bad news was that the gelding probably saved himself from compulsory retirement and will be sticking around next season. Or was it bad news? 'Actually, he's such a massive horse - he's 17 hands - that he could just be a late slow developer who could improve as a five-year-old next season,' said Ferraris. Ridden by Ben So Tik-hung, Metrevelli finally got the kind of pace he has been looking for and was too strong with a light weight in the final 100m. 'I have to thank Ollie Doleuze - he suggested I drop him back to 1,400m hoping to get a better pace and that's what has happened today,' Ferraris said.