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Golden Slipper 2016: John Singleton's Frankel-More Joyous filly headed to Gai Waterhouse

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They may be chasing a landmark Golden Slipper win but John Singleton has finally closed the book on his former spat with Gai Waterhouse, pledging to offer More Joyous' first progeny out of European wonder horse Frankel to the Hall Of Fame trainer.

Only four days out from Waterhouse's tilt at a record seventh Golden Slipper, Singleton told Fairfax Media the first horse from the mare whose last racetrack appearance sensationally caused a split between the pair is likely to be headed to Tulloch Lodge.

More Joyous produced a chestnut filly from her first mating with Frankel - the late Sir Henry Cecil's unbeaten English star who retired a winner of all 14 starts - which could make her racetrack debut later this year and be a contender for next year's Golden Slipper.

Where the filly with one of the world's best pedigrees would end up has been the subject of much debate in racing circles after Singleton announced he planned to keep the horse.

He is tipped to sell More Strawberries' first progeny from Frankel after she was mated with the stallion sensation in the same season as More Joyous, an eight-time group 1 winner and one of Sydney's most popular racehorses. 


But Singleton will leave no one in any doubt he has buried the hatchet with Waterhouse by offering her More Joyous' first horse to train.

Asked if Waterhouse was frontrunner to train the filly, which would command well into seven figures if offered through the ring, Singleton said: "Yes, she is. If she'll accept it. More Joyous was such an outstanding filly and it will be like staying in the family."

Singleton and Waterhouse will chase another Golden Slipper - potentially the trainer's seventh success in the world's richest two-year-old race, eclipsing her father Tommy Smith's long-standing record - should reconciliation colt Kiss And Make Up win at Rosehill on Saturday.

And they might very well be zeroing in on the same race in another 12 months time.

Asked about whether she would entertain the prospect of training More Joyous' progeny, Waterhouse said: "Yes, I would. She was so special and I've got a relation of hers in the stable at the moment.

"I love training for John. He has a wonderful ability to breed wonderful horses .... horses that can win group 1 races."

Whether Kiss And Make Up will be another won't be known until the weekend, but bookmakers have reacted positively after the colt drew barrier 10 on Tuesday for the $3.5 million dash.

Singleton and Waterhouse combined to win the Golden Slipper with Ha Ha in 2001, the trainer's first success in the race she has made her own.

"It's just wonderful to be back with her," Singleton said. "The trial separation didn't work out. I love being back. Win, lose or draw on Saturday ... it just feels right.

"I'm very happy with the barrier, I'm very happy with the jockey, I'm very happy with the trainer. It doesn't matter whether it rains or not because More Than Readys love a bit of rain and so did Fashions Afield. Now I live in hope."

Ladbrokes had Kiss And Make Up listed a $10 fourth favourite on Tuesday behind Victorian top pick Extreme Choice ($3). 

Singleton has flagged he will shout the public bar for an hour should his colt win the world's richest two-year-old race.