Gai Waterhouse’s glamour mare More Joyous has opened as the hot favourite to win this Saturday’s $350,000 Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) at Randwick.
The 2010 George Main Stakes has attracted a final field of eight horses headlined by the in-form More Joyous currently the odds-on favourite paying $1.75 at Sportsbet.
More Joyous was impressive first up winning the Sheraco Stakes last month continuing on to win the Theo Marks Stakes a fortnight ago and is seeking her third win on Saturday from barrier five with Corey Brown aboard.
Our race tip is to lock in More Joyous, Theseo and Danliegh in a Trifecta through Ladbrokes.com.au
Leading local trainer Gai Waterhouse has a strong stranglehold on the George Main Stakes on Saturday, also starting her star seven-year-old Theseo.
The multiple Group 1 winning gelding is coming off an eye-catching win in the Chelmsford Stakes last start and is the current second favourite for Saturday’s showdown at $3.60 through Sportsbet.
Starting on the inside of More Joyous from barrier four, Theseo will have Waterhouse’s regular rider Nash Rawiller as its mount.
The next two lines of betting are occupied by the Chris Waller-trained Danleigh at $5 and Black Piranha at $12.
Waller opted to bypass Friday night’s Group 1 Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley with Danleigh, who won the race 12 months ago, trying the recent Missile and Warwick Stakes placegetter in the George Main instead.
Danleigh’s chances rely heavily on the weather and track condition, needing a track rated Slow or better to feature.
Meanwhile last year’s George Main Stakes runner-up Black Piranha has come up trumps in the barrier draw set to start on the inside from gate one, the Con Karaktsanis-trained seven-year-old looking to improve second-up after finishing fourth to More Joyous in the Theo Marks Stakes.
There are a range of other excellent betting opportunities at Randwick on Saturday with three other Group races scheduled including the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1400m) where Masquerader and Decision Time are the two top picks.
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2010 Yellowglen George Main Stakes Final Field, Barriers & Betting Odds
|1||THESEO||Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller||4||59||3.60|
|2||DANLEIGH||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||7||59||5.00|
|3||BLACK PIRANHA||Con Karakatsanis||Brad Rawiller||1||59||12.00|
|4||EMPIRES CHOICE (NZ)||Bart Cummings||Tim Clark||6||59||67.00|
|5||CONISTON BLUEBIRD||Bede Murray||Glyn Schofield||8||59||201.00|
|6||SNAPY HALO (ARG)||John O’Shea||Michael Rodd||3||59||101.00|
|7||TRUSTING||John P Thompson||Jim Cassidy||2||58.5||21.00|
|8||MORE JOYOUS (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||Corey Brown||5||56.5||1.75|
*Odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au and are subject to change