More Joyous Flies At Randwick
Brilliant filly More Joyous has ended her current campaign with her first Group One victory in adverse conditions in today's $300,000 Arrowfield Stud Flight Stakes at Randwick.
She joined other members of her illustrious family including Tuesday Joy and Sunday Joy as a Group One winner with connections predicting she could propve the best of the dynasty.
However that will be next year as trainer Gai Waterhouse confirmed she will not be tempted to send More Joyous to Melboujrne for the spring and will spell the filly until the autumn.
Despite a heavy track failure in the Golden Slipper Stakes in April More Joyous today coped admirably with the wet track to stamp her class on the Flight Stakes field.
Ridden behind the leaders by Nash Rawiller, More Joyous showed her class in the final 200m to extend under pressure and draw clear for a decisive win by a length and a half over Sister Madly.
|R5 RANDWICK||3 October 2009|
|Arrowfield Stud Flight Stakes 3F G1, 1600m|
Age & Sex
|2. MORE JOYOUS (NZ)|
|MS GAI WATERHOUSE|
|MORE THAN READY (USA) - SUNDAY JOY (AUS)|
|Strawberry Hills Stud (Mgr: J D Singleton)|
|3. SISTER MADLY (AUS)|
|REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - JADE TIARA (AUS)|
|Segenhoe Stud Australia (Mgr: K Maloney)|
|Apr 08, 2008 Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Taree NSW, Passed $775,000 Reserve $800,000|
|7. HURTLE MYRTLE (AUS)|
|DANE SHADOW (AUS) - RAVENSWOOD (AUS)|
|Segenhoe Thoroughbreds Australia (Mgr: K W Maloney)|
|Apr 08, 2008 Classic Yearling Sale, Scone NSW, $55000, M Smith Racing, NSW|
|4th||1. MELITO (AUS)|
|5th||5. DEER VALLEY (AUS)|
|6th||6. LITTLE SURFER GIRL (AUS)|
|7th||10. BREAK CARD (AUS)|
|8th||4. RUN FOR NAARA (AUS)|
|JOHN P THOMPSON|
|9th||8. AMARANTHA (NZ)|
KERRIN MC EVOY
|10th||11. MISS SHAMARDAL (AUS)|
|11th||12. GOLD TEA (NZ)|
|R H THOMSEN|