The final field and barrier draw has been released for the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes, which is due to run at Royal Randwick Racecourse this Saturday April 28, 2012.
More Joyous is included in the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Stakes final field and barrier draw after winning the Group 1 Doncaster Mile last start.
The five-year-old mare won the Doncaster Mile by almost a full length ahead of Shoot Out and Yosei.
Owner John Singleton is looking forward to testing More Joyous’ abilities over 2,000 metres in the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Stakes before the $3 million Cox Plate during the spring carnival.
“If More Joyous shows she can run 2000m on Saturday, then the Cox Plate is her aim,” Singleton said.
“If she struggles at the trip, then we will bring her back for races up to 1600m.”
Gai Waterhouse is confident that More Joyous will once again rise to the occasion by winning the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Stakes this Saturday.
“I weighed her earlier this week and she is the same weight as she was the morning of the Doncaster,” Waterhouse said.
“That tells you how well she has come through the Doncaster – she is coping with racing so well now.
“She has only had three starts this preparation and it was always in our plans to run her in the Doncaster and then back up in the Queen Elizabeth.
“I’ve got no doubts about her at 2000m, she will run the trip with her eyes shut.”
More Joyous has drawn barrier seven for the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Stakes and will be ridden by regular rider Nash Rawiller.
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2012 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||X10X141X32||AMERICAIN (USA)||David Hayes||Craig Williams||8||59kg||118|
|2||4452X13111||MANIGHAR (FR)||Peter G Moody||Damien Oliver||2||59kg||118|
|3||6X211249X7||JIMMY CHOUX (NZ)||John Bary||Jonathan Riddell||4||59kg||117|
|4||X41X994260||RANGIRANGDOO (NZ)||Chris Waller||–||3||59kg||115|
|5||X241533X62||REKINDLED INTEREST||Jim Conlan||Dwayne Dunn||6||59kg||114|
|6||22X6X11472||SPEEDINESS||Colin Scott||Ms Kathy O’Hara||1||59kg||99|
|7||10X317X111||MORE JOYOUS (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller||7||57kg||125|
|8||4153X35238||SECRET ADMIRER||Grahame Begg||Brenton Avdulla||5||57kg||112|