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Rachel King excited about Just Fine in The Metropolitan

*Article by Mitch Cohen punters


Rachel King can't remember riding a shorter priced favourite than Just Fine in her career, let alone in a Group 1.


Just Fine, TBB Racing, Rachel King, MyRacehorse, Gai Waterhouse, Adrian Bott, Waterhouse Bott Racing
Image Courtesy of Jeremy Ng / Getty Images

But the talented hoop is ready to take her chance aboard the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained galloper in Saturday's $750,000 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Royal Randwick.


Just Fine is set to start as the shortest prize favourite of any runner on a massive Group 1 card as the $1.75 top pick with TAB.


"It's probably the shortest priced favourite I've ever ridden in any race," King said.


"When you're riding for Gai, she wants you to treat them all as if they are that price so it's nothing different.


"I don't ride many (favourites) but I am definitely looking forward to it and I think he's earned it."


Just Fine has set the track alight since arriving in Australia.


The son of Sea The Stars won arrogantly over the Randwick mile first up before demolishing his in the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) last start.


Just Fine is yet to win over more than 2000m but King is confident he will have no worries seeing out the trip in his quest for a maiden Group 1.


"I don't think the trip will be a problem,"


"He has done nothing wrong since he got here and I think the distance isn't going to be a problem and dropping to 50kg will help him.


"He's only had two starts here but it's just the way he has gone about it, he is very professional and does everything right."

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