Bright Future Predicted For Marianne

Aug 12, 2013

Maiden wins do not come much easier than that of Marianne's at Cranbourne on Sunday - the lightly raced and exciting filly racing clear to a soft 3½ length victory at only her second outing.

Thought highly enough of to make her debut in Listed company at Flemington back in March, Marianne was given a little time to mature with Michael Kent declaring that the three-year-old had "grown and developed during her spell."

Always travelling well just off the leader, Marianne really let go at the 150m - putting on display an impressive turn of foot.

Jockey Craig Williams, who was also aboard Marianne at her debut, was extremely pleased with her win.

"She's a lot stronger," he said, "and I was very happy with her action and the way in which she performed today - and she still has a lot of upside."

"She is a nice filly," Michael Kent said, adding that "I probably went the wrong way with her at debut - over the 1000m they were just a bit sharp for her."

The 1200m first up suited better however and Marianne was neve rgoing to lose.

To be nominated for "all the good fillies races" with the Group One 1000 Guineas her spring aim, Marianne is a horse - says Kent - "of similar ability to her sister but she is probably a bit stronger."

Our Miss Jones, second in last year's Group One Australasian Oaks - is also a horse with considerable natural talent. Off the scene since last winter through injury, she has been pleasing the stable in her comeback with the Cockram Stakes nominated as her spring kicking off point.