More Sundays

More Sundays (Image: Racing Photos)

Less hype, more hope for Saturday

Born with a big reputation to live up to, More Sundays has, thus far, fallen well short.

The four-year-old entire is the second foal of eight-time Group 1 winner More Joyous, a winner of 21 races between 1100 and 2000 metres.

More Sundays, unplaced in four-consecutive metropolitan starts, was searching for a confidence-boosting win at Pakenham last month and got it - albeit only half.

More Sundays locked noses with the Tony McEvoy-trained Ruler By Choice at the finish; his second win from six starts.

"Talking to Tony (McEvoy) he's got a high opinion of his horse and thinks he could go a long way and make a nice horse, so I take a bit of confidence from that," said Ben Hayes, who trains More Sundays in partnership with his father David and cousin Tom Dabernig.

"But I think the boom on him is not as big anymore."

WATCH: More Sundays win at Pakenham

More Sundays returns to city grade for Saturday's $75,000 Say Hello To Summer Racing Trophy (1200m) at Flemington.

He lacked sharpness from midfield when resuming as $2.90 favourite, finishing sixth behind Cilauro at Benchmark 64 level (1200m) at The Valley just 13 days before his Pakenham success.

"He is a horse that we've got to keep the work up to because he's a good doer," Hayes added.

"He always works well but he has taken a couple of runs to get his fitness up. I don't think fitness will be an issue on Saturday.

"If he can convert his trackwork to his races then he'll be a very good horse."