A capacity field of sixteen fillies will line up...
Glamour mare More Joyous will assume her usual role as favourite when running in Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 2012 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Royal Randwick.
Backing up just seven days after a brilliant Doncaster victory, the Gai Waterhouse-trained star is currently paying $2.60 (bookmaker.com.au) to record a fourth consecutive win and her first at 2000 metres.
It would be an extra special victory for the winner of 18 of 25 starts considering she has only covered the distance once before and comes up against high class field of stayers.
Headlining that list are in-form French import Manighar and former Melbourne Cup winner Americain.
Manighar ($3.80) has been in sensational form this year and will be chasing a fourth consecutive Group 1 victory after producing a rare treble in the Australian Cup, Ranvet Stakes and the BMW.
The Peter Moody-trained six-year-old will reunite with his Melbourne Cup rider Damien Oliver with regular jockey Luke Nolen on duty in Adelaide with champion sprinter Black Caviar.
Seven-year-old stayer Americain has a chance to get revenge on the French stayer and is currently sits just behind him in the betting market ($4.00).
The highly successful David Hayes-trained horse finished third to Manighar in the Australian Cup and then runner-up in the BMW after a much-criticised ride by French jockey Gerald Mosse.
Following the BMW second, connections of Americain said Mosse would never ride the star import again and he will have Craig Williams in the saddle when he runs from the outside (8).
No other horse is rated a single figure chance, with 2011 Rosehill Guineas winner Jimmy Choux the next best at $10.00.
He is just ahead of talented four-year-old Rekindled Interest ($12.00) with former Doncaster winner Rangirangdoo further back at $16.00.
Trained by Chris Waller, Rangirangdoo is a former Doncaster winner and showed promise this year when finishing runner-up by half a head to Manighar in the Ranvet Stakes.
Showcasing the class of the field is the fact Secret Admirer, who was talked about among the Doncaster favourites, is one of the outsiders at $18.00.
Only one horse is further back in the betting with Speediness the race long-shot at $61.00.
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