Glamour mare More Joyous has done it again, claiming the first Group One race on Golden Slipper day at Rosehill with a comprehensive win in Saturday’s Queen Of The Turf Stakes.
The win took the Gai Waterhouse-trained, John Singleton-owned four-year-old’s record to 14 wins from 18 starts for prizemoney in excess of $2.2 million.
Nash Rawiller had a virtual armchair ride on the mare, settling her second behind stablemate Montana Flyer who set a solid tempo in front in the 1500m weight-for-age feature.
When Rawiller pressed the button More Joyous bounded away for her fifth Group One success, putting a gap on runner-up Melito with Happy Hippy third.
“She’s extraordinary,” an elated Singleton said.
“You wait all your life for a filly or mare like her.”
Waterhouse was equally effusive in her praise of the More Than Ready mare.
“She’s certainly the dominant miler in Australia, there’s none better,” she said.
“I feel privileged to train her for John.”