Marsh’s long-range plan to campaign a couple of promising mares off-carnival in
Australia steps up a notch this week with Campari (O'Reilly x Lillet) and Mark Two tackling city
lightly raced but well performed pair scored maiden wins at Gosford earlier
who was sold out of Trelawney Stud’s 2016 New Zealand Bloodstock draft, heads
to Warwick Farm on Wednesday for The Agency Real Estate Handicap (1400m).
are well bred mares and have black type as three-year-olds so instead of
kicking off in $10,000 maidens we’re having a throw at the stumps and if we’re
successful at it we’ll start doing more of it,’’ Marsh said.
ran for $35,000 the other day at Gosford and that’s $15,000 off a Listed race
for us so it made sense to have a crack.’’
Gosford win, over an unsuitable 1100m, was her first start since running a
close third in a 1400m Listed race at Ellerslie almost a year ago.
said the long break was due to minor issues resulting from the four-year-old
being cast in her box one day and with the Sydney mission in mind she was given
an extended break.
certainly did her no harm as she easily accounted for subsequent winner Flamin’
Al under 59.5kg at Gosford on October 4.
definitely not an 1100m horse, we were relieved a bit of rain came to slow them
up a bit,’’ Marsh said.
1400m will suit her a lot more and she will go straight to a mile after this.
only thing you’d say is she went big first-up and sometimes they aren’t quite
as effective second-up but we’ve given her long enough between runs.’’
Clark will ride Campari, $3.40 favourite with TAB on Tuesday, and the plan is
to head to a Saturday race if she runs to Marsh’s expectations second-up.
Racing purchased Campari for $100,000 and she has run in the money in each of
her five starts. -Racing NSW