More Joyous is amongst the Cox Plate favourites. Picture: Rohan Kelly/dailytelegraph.com.au
Eight time group one winner More Joyous and unbeaten colt Pierro headline Gai Waterhouse’s strong team set to plunder the big races during Melbourne’s spring carnival. The pair appear at the top of the Cox Plate market, with connections already indicating that they will be aimed at the $3 Million race. Black Caviar’s brother All Too Hard could be another runner for the classic generation, while multiple group one winner Mosheen , Australian Cup victor Manighar and last year’s third Rekindled Interest are others being aimed at the race. Internationals being touted as potential runners in the race include William Haggas’ Master Of Hounds and Arlington Millions runner-up Afsare , who is trained by Luca Cumani.
Waterhouse also has pretensions of taking out the Caulfield Cup, a race which she won in 2010 with Descarado. Imported galloper Glencadam Gold has already been touted as a potential winner of the race by the unreserved trainer, who also saddles up last year’s third placegetter Tullamore . 2011 runner-up Green Moon and Doomben Cup winner Mawingo are well in the market, as is last year’s beaten favourite December Draw . The international contingent is headed by American St Leger winner Jakkalberry and Red Cadeaux , who was beaten by a nose in the Melbourne Cup last year. Following her win in 2011, Southern Speed will be bidding to become the first mare to win the race twice.
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