If the market is anything to go by the seven starters coming up against More Joyous in Saturday’s 2012 Sheraco Stakes (1200m) are competing for second place.
The champion mare is being offered as a $1.24 favourite at bookmaker.com.au with no other runner coming in under double figures.
Her suggests she deserves the price with 19 wins from 26 starts as well as a giant prize pool of more than $4.2 million.
Not to mention the fact she comes into the race on the back of career best form in the autumn where she scored four consecutive wins including three at Group 1 level.
John O’Shea, who trains the talented Colorado Claire ($21.00), admits he will be forced to take his talented mare to Melbourne to avoid More Joyous after Saturday.
“After Saturday we’ll go to Melbourne with her to get her away from More Joyous, because More Joyous will run in the Golden Pendant as well,” O’Shea said.
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen More Joyous look better.”
The second best horse in the market is Guy Walter-trained four-year-old Streama ($10.00) who steps up into open company after impressing during a three-year-old career.
The daughter of Stratum won the Group 1 Flight Stakes in October and finished second to Mosheen in April’s Vinery Stud Stakes before going on to win the Australian Oaks.
Most horses in the field are kicking off their spring campaigns this weekend but Emotional Circus ($13.00) is coming off a strong win two weeks ago at Rosehill.
Other horses in the Sheraco Stakes field include Group 1 placegetter Gai’s Choice ($16.00), Miss Marx ($26.00) and Patinack’s huge outsider Pane In The Glass ($101.00).
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