Fox Hill Farm’s Joyful Victory is the 7/5 morning line favorite for Sunday’s 1 1/16-mile, $200,000, Grade 2 Molly Pitcher Stakes at Monmouth Park.
The Grade 1 winning, Ontario-bred filly drew the extreme outside post in the field of six entries, is the highweight, carrying 123 pounds, and will be ridden by jockey Rosie Napravnik. Larry Jones conditions the 5-year-old gray mare. Joyful Victory became a Grade 1 winner with a victorious effort in the Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita Park on March 16. Joyful Victory was equally impressive earlier in the year as she won the Houston Ladies Classic on Jan. 26, a race where she set a track record for 1 1/16-mile at Sam Houston Race Park, covering the distance in an impressive time of 1:42.30. Joyful Victory is a graduate of the Tim and Cary Frommer training program.
The mare has 6 wins, 5 stakes victories, 5 seconds and 3 thirds, from 18 lifetime starts, and has bankrolled $1,102,679.