Soto powers to emphatic win in Great Metropolitan
on 24 April 2019

Soto Sizzler delivered an impressive performance when landing the Great Metropolitan Handicap at Epsom this afternoon. 

He was given a perfect ride by Oisin Murphy and the pair made this competitive contest look easy. Never further than 5th or 6th off the pace, Soto Sizzler settled nicely and travelled with ease throughout his 1m4f journey. He handled the track well and from the moment they turned for home, he looked to have it in the bag. He came with a nice sweeping run down the outside and pulled away in the final furlong to score by over 3 lengths. 

This 4yo gelded son of Mastercraftsman was always going to improve with age. He won the 0-105 1m4f Handicap at the Qatar Goodwood Festival last year and his most recent start this year saw him finish a creditable 5th in the Rosebery Handicap at Kempton. Today's win was very encouraging and we look forward to an exciting season ahead with this horse. 

Congratulations to owner Mr Ian Heseltine and the team at home. 

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