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Marsha

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Marsha
  • 2017 Series win-2nd-3rd - -
  • 2017 Total prize money

  • Sire-Dam -
  • Owner
  • Trainer

Marsha is one of the fastest horses in training and because of her competitive spirit does all her training at home on her own in an attempt to prevent her using up all her energy when it is not required!

“She’s very willing, very sound and very straightforward, except she will tank,” Sir Mark Prescott

, her trainer, says. “The girl who looks after her, Sarah [Oliveira], rides her in all her work. Luke [Morris] gets on with her very well, but is not allowed to see her at home.”

The four-year-old filly is owned by the Elite Racing Club, which was founded in 1992 and now has more than 10,000 members.

She has taken on them quite an adventure, with highlights being victories in the Prix de l’Abbaye (2016) and Palace House Stakes (2017), plus a fine third behind Lady Aurelia and Profitable in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot.

“She got beaten a head by last year’s winner, and, of course, then there is Lady Aurelia,” Prescott said afterwards. “You know how fast this filly is and she was never on the bridle. It shows what a great race it was.

“She will just run in the Group Ones and Twos from here. We cannot just wait for the l’Abbaye – we were quite lucky to get fast ground for that race last year – but we will run her somewhere before.

“Being a filly of course every time she gets black type it enhances her value, if she was a colt and I had got her beaten today it would have knocked a million quid off the value! It is a lot less worry training these fillies.”

Marsha started 1-2 for a Group 2 race at the Curragh on her penultimate start but, despite giving her all, lost by a short head to the speedy Caspian Prince.

She made amends in style by pipping Lady Aurelia by a nose in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York and then ran another fine race when runner-up to Battaash when defending her Abbaye crown.

On her final start before heading to the sales, and the paddocks, she kept on to be sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Del Mar.

BCS Career statistics

Year Wins-2nd-3rd Prize money Group 1 wins Archived results

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