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Waterhouse Pair Usurps Banks For Best Return
In an age where 5% annual interest is a good return from the banks, followers of the Gai Waterhouse stable would have been on exceptional terms with themselves following the running of the Gr2 Bill Stutt Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday evening and the Gr3 Golden Pendant at Rosehill some 18 hours later. Currently duelling for Gr1 Cox Plate favouritism, the Waterhouse pair went off at the astonishingly short odds, respectively, of $1.04 and $1.03 to provide those with deep pockets and poor memories of Ajax (beaten at $1.02) with the thrill of a lifetime, and a combined return of 7.12%. In fact, not since Valerius won the Chipping Norton Stakes in 1961 at 33/1-on or $1.03 has any horse been as short in a Sydney feature race as More Joyous was on Saturday. See both race reports below.