Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2012 – Predictions

April 5, 2012

Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2012 – Predictions

The 2012 Queen Of The Turf Stakes is one of five Group 1 races at Rosehill this Saturday on a massive day that also includes the Golden Slipper and The BMW.

More Joyous

More Joyous looks to be unbeatable in Saturday's Queen Of The Turf Stakes

Following the sad passing of Cox Plate winner Pinker Pinker, race-favourite More Joyous has shortened considerably and is currently paying $1.80 (bookmaker.com.au) to win the 1500 metre event.

The glamour mare is out to defend the title she won last year and add to her already impressive resume of five Group 1 victories.

She will line up against nine other horses in what is the sixth race on the Golden Slipper Day card at Rosehill this weekend.

Don’t have time to catch up on the latest form? Don’t worry, the Races.com.au think tank has done the hard work for you and on the back of some serious research have developed our best predictions for the Queen Of The Turf Stakes.

The Winner

Nobody likes backing short-priced favourites but is impossible to look past More Joyous who is easily the best runner in the 10-horse field.

The champion mare boasts a record of 16 wins from 23 starts and she just looks too good heading into the race she won by three lengths last year.

She returned from a spell in the Canterbury Stakes two weeks ago and while not at her best was still good enough to win by more than a length and should improve on that performance this weekend.

The Placings

Ofcourseican ($12.00) has been in sensational form of late and we are tipping the Coolmore Classic winner to improve again and be the pick of the challengers to More Joyous this Saturday.

The five-year-old mare started the year strongly with a third-place finish in the Triscay Stakes before recording consecutive victories in the Liverpool City Cup and the Group 1 Coolmore.

King’s Rose ($4.40) looks the next most likely to challenge with the Newmarket eighth-place getter showing some form when finishing third in the Coolmore Classic two weeks ago.

The Roughie

Okay, this may be cheating as Ofcourseican is our best pick to run second, but the ever-improving mare is fourth back in the betting market and at $12.00 provides enough value to constitute roughie status.

She has been on a sizzling run of late and if anyone is to upset More Joyous on Saturday it should be the Ron Quinton-trained five-year-old.

Do you agree that More Joyous will be too strong this weekend? If so, get to bookmaker.com.au as the odds-on favourite is being heavily backed and is likely to shorten before race day.

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