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Waterhouse To Train Frankel x More Joyous Filly
Prominent Australian owner-breeder John Singleton has confirmed that Gai Waterhouse will be entrusted with the training duties of More Joyous' (More Than Ready-Sunday Joy, by Sunday Silence) first progeny by unbeaten world champion Frankel, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. The chestnut filly could make her racetrack debut later this year and be a candidate for next year's Golden Slipper. More Joyous - who was trained by Waterhouse to win eight Gr1 races including the prestigious Doncaster Handicap and two renewals of the Queen of the Turf Stakes - was covered by Frankel to southern-hemisphere time in 2013 at a fee of £100,000. The regally bred filly would obviously be expected to fetch a huge price if offered at auction, but Singleton has decided to race her himself. Asked if Waterhouse was likely to train the highly valuable youngster, Singleton replied: "Yes...if she'll accept it. More Joyous was such an outstanding filly and it will be like staying in the family." Frankel (Galileo-Kind, by Danehill), responsible for a Timeform rating of 147, the highest in history, stands at Juddmonte's Banstead Manor Stud near Newmarket at a fee of £125,000.