More Joyous Could Taste Black Caviar in 2011 Manikato Stakes

August 22, 2011

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

More Joyous Could Taste Black Caviar in 2011 Manikato Stakes

Popular Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse is preparing for a supercharged spring carnival with her recently crowned NSW Horse of the Year More Joyous, including a possible clash with Peter Moody’s unbeaten champion Black Caviar in the Manikato Stakes 2011.

More Joyous

More Joyous could face Australia's best mare Black Caviar in the 2011 Manikato Stakes

Five-time Group 1 winning More Than Ready mare More Joyous showed she was nearing her much anticipated race return with a solid barrier trial effort at Randwick last Friday.

Running fifth to stablemate Flying Success over 800 metres with Nash Rawiller in the mount, More Joyous was doing her first official trial since her disappointing finish in the Doncaster Mile back in April.

“I’m over the moon with her,” Waterhouse said.

“She told us she wanted to trial, she was jumping out of her skin and I couldn’t be happier with her.”

Waterhouse has pencilled in the $500,000 Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on September 30 as the likely first-up run for More Joyous.

“She will go straight to Melbourne, the Manikato Stakes is the race we’re talking about (to resume in),” Waterhouse said.

The early-season showdown could shape up as one of the spring’s most scintillating with odds-on favourite to take out the Australian Horse of the Year honours, Black Caviar a possible contender along with last season’s ace juvenile Sepoy.

Following the Manikato Stakes, More Joyous is set to progress on to a number of other elite level features during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival including the $500,000 Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m), the fillies and mares feature to run at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day, October 29, during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

She will not, however, be given the chance to improve on her fifth to So You Think in last year’s Cox Plate when the $3 million weight-for-age feature rolls around again this October.

“She’s been paid up for (the Cox Plate) but it’s not on the agenda,” Waterhouse said.

Another star among Waterhouse’s stables that trialled last Friday is reigning Caulfield Cup winner Descarado.

After an earlier 1200 metre trial win on August 5, High Chaparral five-year-old Descarado scored another successful hitout on Friday this time over 1250 metres.

Descarado was last seen running sixth to recently deceased Cedarberg in the Group 1 The BMW (2400m) at Rosehill in April.

On-track to defend his title in the $2.5 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 15, Descarado is set to race first-up this prep in the $300,000 Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on September 10.

“I’m thinking seriously about kicking him off over 1600 metres at Moonee Valley on the 10th,” Waterhouse said.

The latest 2011 Caulfield Cup odds at Luxbet have Descarado rated as a $35 long-shot, while Peter Moody’s promising mare Lights Of Heaven sits at the top of the markets at $7.50.

View the full 2011 Caulfield Cup betting odds and options at Luxbet today and if you are new to sign up with Australia’s leading online bookmaker, quote the codeword BONUSBET when you make your first deposit to get a bonus bet up to $400!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field