Metar

METAR is a mare by Soft Falling Rain out of the dam Icy Fire (Western Winter). She was bred by Ridgemont Highlands. She has been leased to the Hollywood Syndicate.

Name: METAR
Sex: Bay Mare
Foaled: 05 September 2018
Sire: Soft Falling Rain
Mare: Icy Fire (Western Winter)
Breeder: Ridgemont Highlands
Trainer: Gavin Smith
Previous Trainer: Brett Crawford
Record: 19-3-10
First Run For Hollywood Syndicate: 04/05/2022
Record For Hollywood Syndicate: 18-3-10

UPDATES – METAR

February 23rd, 2024
Raced over 1600m at Fairview on the turf. Finished 5th out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Gavin Smith said the track was running very fast and it was hard to make up the ground. It was not a bad run considering the conditions.

December 22nd, 2023
492 – METAR ran on strongly to win her local debut in the Eastern Cape over 1400m at Fairview Racecourse. The daughter of Soft Falling Rain was given a perfect ride by S’manga Khumalo and she is now a three-time winner. She is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Gavin Smith and is bred by Ridgemont. Race Replay and Interview.

December 1st, 2023
She has moved to Gavin Smith Racing Stables.

November 18th, 2023
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Durbanville. Finished 8th out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She was a long way back and never found much up the straight. Poor run.

October 16th, 2023
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Durbanville. Finished 2nd out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good second. She is holding her form well. The winner was just too good for her.

July 6th, 2023
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 2nd out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run, holding her form well.

May 17th, 2023
Raced over 1800m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 2nd out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good second, just found one better on the day.

May 3rd, 2023
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 5th out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She lost her position at the cross over, and wanted to jump the fence, losing ground. She did well to finish 2 lengths back.

March 28th, 2023
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Durbanville. Finished 8th out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Disappointing run, she is better than that run. Brett wants to try her with blinkers next time.

February 20th, 2023
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 4th out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good honest run, she will win her races.

December 3rd, 2022
Raced over 1800m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 5th out of 7 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She was a bit disappointing, the distance was maybe too far for her.

November 16th, 2022
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on the Winter Course. Finished 4th out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run, coming from a hopeless position to finish fourth with 61.5kgs.

October 5th, 2022
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Durbanville. Finished 3rd out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She was very unlucky. She would have won if the jockey came out for a run, which he could have.

August 2nd, 2022

325 – METAR wins Race 4 at Kenilworth and gives the Hollywood Syndicate their first winner of the new season. She was settled in a handy position under Luyolo Mxothwa, quickened up well and kept finding to hold challengers at bay. She is trained by Brett Crawford and is bred by Ridgemont Highlands.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Easy win in a very weak field, but she will definitely improve with racing.

July 19th, 2022
Raced over 1600m at Kenilworth. Finished 2nd out of 8 runners.

Greg Cheyne post-race comment:

June 8th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Kenilworth. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run. It looks like she wants a bit further and she is not far away from winning.

May 4th, 2022

Raced over 1200m at Kenilworth. Greg Cheyne post-race comment:

April 1st, 2022
METAR has been leased to the Hollywood Syndicate by Ridgemont Highlands. She comes with a record of one unplaced run.