More Joyous Wins Again In The 2011 Futurity Stakes – Caulfield Race 5

More Joyous

More Joyous wins again, taking out the 2011 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield

More Joyous has continued her winning streak with a win in the 2011 Futurity Stakes today on Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

The Group 1 Futurity Stakes was run over 1,400 metres and was worth a staggering $500,000 in prize money.

The first Group 1 race of the day began when More Joyous jumped well and King Mufhasa settled into the early lead.

More Joyous made good use of her inside barrier draw and settled two lengths away in third for the majority of the race.

More Joyous pulled out and burst to the lead down the home straight, and was challenged only by the great galloper Whobegotyou.

The More Than Ready mare responded well to the challenge, putting a length on Whobegotyou by the finishing post.

Dao Dao put in a very honest run to come home for third in the 2011 Futurity Stakes.

More Joyous was the overwhelming favourite at Luxbet, paying short odds of $1.50 for the win.

The superstar mare once again showed she was capable of running on both Sydney and Melbourne tracks, despite the change in direction.

Gai Waterhouse, More Joyous’ trainer, is now looking towards the Doncaster Handicap at Randwick for her seemingly unbeatable mare on April 16, 2011.

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2011 Futurity Stakes Results

Finish No. Horse Jockey Trainer Weight Margin
1st 8 MORE JOYOUS(1) Nash Rawiller Gai Waterhouse 57.0 1-21.79
2nd 1 WHOBEGOTYOU(10) Damien Oliver Mark Kavanagh 59.0 0.8L
3rd 3 DAO DAO(8) Dwayne Dunn Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 59.0 2.3L
4th 2 KING MUFHASA(4) Sam Spratt Stephen Mckee 59.0 2.4L
5th 7 VOILE ROUGE(3) Steven Arnold David Hayes 59.0 4.4L
6th 9 ORTENSIA(5) Mark Zahra Tony Noonan 57.0 4.6L
7th 5 DOUBTFUL JACK(6) Luke Nolen Peter G Moody 59.0 5.6L
8th 6 WE’RE GONNA ROCK(7) Michael Rodd Mark Kavanagh 59.0 6.8L
9th 10 AVIENUS(9) Craig Williams Mark Webb 57.0 7.0L
10th 4 C’EST LA GUERRE(2) Nicholas Hall Robert Hickmott 59.0 9.8L

Photo courtesy (c) Taron Clarke Photography