Marquand scores again Down Under
Jockey Tom Marquand was delighted with Holyfield's late turn of foot to land the Group Three Schweppervescence at Rosehill on Saturday.The in-form 21-year-old won his first career Group One when taking the Ranvet Stakes on board Addeybb seven day ago and was in the winner’s circle twice at the same track this weekend. Holyfield, trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, was always handy and found a bit extra when it mattered most to claim the spoils. The two-year-old beat Untamed by three-quarters of a length, with Time is Precious back in third, and Marquand was impressed. ‘He’s obviously a horse with plenty of ability. He got a bit worked up in the preliminaries, but he’s put in some decent performances in his last few runs and I was always confident I had a good draw to make it work how I wanted it to,’ he told Sky Racing. ‘To be fair, everything fell perfectly and as soon as the other horse joined him at the last 200 or 250 metres, he battled on all the way to the line. ‘ The young rider also claimed the spoils on board Vegadaze in the E-Group Security Star Kingdom Stakes.
Follow us on Twitter racing365dotcom and like our Facebook page.
On This Day in 2021 – Gordon Elliott apologises for posing with dead horse
The distasteful image was shared on social media and quickly confirmed as genuine by trainer Elliott.
I Am Maximus has taken Fairyhouse exertions in his stride
National joint-favourite ‘has his own way of getting round’.
British and Irish authorities announce anti-doping initiative
Increased collaboration between regulators seen as ‘positive step forward’.
The Gatekeeper knocking on the door for Lincoln honours
Big Doncaster handicap on the agenda for Champions Day winner.
Rising Cheltenham hopes for Constitution Hill knocked by blood test results
‘The figures themselves suggest he is definitely under the weather’.
Eydon camp turn attentions to turf campaign
Winter Derby all-weather comeback did not go according to plan.
Constitution Hill ‘bright’ on Thursday, but Cheltenham remains in the balance
Superstar hurdler will be scoped again on Friday.
‘Horses for courses’ – Gilligan hoping Buddy can make his mark at the Festival
Athenry-based trainer ‘can’t wait’ for Stayers’ Hurdle date, with his son in the saddle.
Williams taking watching brief on Festival run for Libberty Hunter
Ground will be key in the Cotswolds for leading Grand Annual fancy.
O’Neill team backing Crebilly to be a Plate smasher
Novice looks potentially well treated on a mark of 140.