Aug 17, 2014


Ann Duffield, trainer of Marsh Pride: She´s a nice filly, who has thrived since we bought her at the Doncaster Breeze-Ups. She´s got a bit of quality and will stay further.

Category: General
The opening contest on a fascinating seven-race card was a fair juvenile maiden in which the short-priced favourite chose to race in isolation up the far side rail from his low draw. The contested pace on the stands´ side was to produce the winner, though, on ground which appeared to be riding on the good to soft side of the official good, good to soft in places description.

MARSH PRIDE cost £14,000 in April and is a half-sister to five winners. Her dam is out of a 1m winning sister to high-class juvenile/miler Chimes Of Freedom. She raced prominently from her favourable high draw and came through to win decisively inside the final furlong in the style of a particularly promising recruit.

Fast Dancer was the subject of strong market support to leave behind his moderate Windsor debut the previous month. He attempted to make all up the near rail only to run into an above average newcomer. There was 7l back to the third, though and he should soon be able to go one better, possibly over the minimum trip.

Tinkers Kiss improved on her Newmarket debut the previous month dropped slightly in trip.

Ocean Sheridan raced quite prominently out wide from a modest draw and wasn´t disgraced in fourth.

Thorkhill Star had no company on the far rail. He kept tabs on the leaders near side until after halfway, but soon came under a drive, and this effort is possibly best ignored. [David Randall]