Marquand Rides Group 3 Double Down Under


Tom Marquand riding Addeybb | Bronwen Healy

British jockey Tom Marquand, who is currently riding in Australia, booted home a pair of Group 3 winners at Rosehill on Saturday-2-year-old colt Holyfield (Aus) (I Am Invincible {Aus}) in the G3 Schweppervescence H. (video) and Vegadaze (Aus) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) in the G3 Star Kingdom S. (video) later on the card. Marquand earned his first Group 1 win aboard Addeybb (Ire) (Pivotal {GB}) in the G1 Ranvet S. last Saturday.

Raced by Aquis Farm and Phoenix Thoroughbred, who secured the G1 Golden Slipper with Farnan (Aus) (Not a Single Doubt {Aus}) on Mar. 21, the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace trainee seized command 350 metres from home and held off the determined rally of Untamed (Aus) (Pierro {Aus}) to win by 3/4 of a length. The A$800,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling’s next target is the 1600-metre Champagne S. at Royal Randwick on Apr. 18.

D. Spratt’s Vegadaze handed trainer Anthony Cummings a narrow head victory over his son James’s pair of Manicure (Aus) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}) and Kementari (Aus) (Lonhro {Aus}), who both race for Godolphin, in the Star Kingdom S. The chestnut had the advantage a furlong from home, but Manicure clawed ahead at the 100-metre marker, before Vegadaze re-rallied to win by a slim margin.

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