Longholes Palace House Stakes
Group 3, Newmarket 14:20
£60,000 added,
5f, Class 1    
Saturday 6th May 2017

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1 Marsha 8/1
2 Washington DC 10/3f
3 Goldream 12/1
15 ran NR: Profitable Distances: nk, 1l, 1½l
Time: 58.18s (slow by 0.58s)

Marsha defies the Group 1 penalty in some style to down favourite Washington DC

Marsha
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Marsha

Marsha defied a 7lb penalty for her Prix de l'Abbaye triumph with a scintillating display on her seasonal debut.

The Sir Mark Prescott-trained filly showed a superb turn of foot in the final furlong to get the best possible start to her 2017 campaign with a clear-cut victory in this Group Three test over five furlongs.

Luke Morris brought the 8-1 shot near the stands rail to power into the lead and held the challenge of Irish raider Washington DC by a neck.

Goldream, the winner of this race in 2015, was a length away in third place.

Morris said: "I thought it would be very tough for her off a 7lb penalty and when Sir Mark told me the last filly to do that was Lochsong, I knew she would have to be very good.

"Fair play to the team at home. They got her spot on for today.

"She has really filled out and when I pushed the button on her, I got there too soon to be honest, she got a bit tired up the hill.

"I thought she was very good. When I pressed the button she was electric and, fingers crossed, there will be more big prizes for her this year.

"All her best form is over five, so races like the King's Stand and the Abbaye will be right up her street."

Ladbrokes

Longholes Palace House Stakes (Group 3)
£60,000 added, 5f, Class 1
15 ran
Going: Good to Firm

Pos Draw Dist Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (12) Marsha (IRE) 8/1 L Morris
9-7
Sir Mark Prescott 4
2nd (11) nk Washington Dc (IRE) 10/3f R L Moore
9-3
A P O'Brien 4
3rd (14) 1 Goldream 12/1 M Harley
9-3
R M H Cowell 8
4th (8) Kachy 25/1 R Kingscote
9-3
Tom Dascombe 4
5th (10) s.h Priceless 5/1 A Kirby
9-3
C G Cox 4
6th (6) s.h Ornate 12/1 L Dettori
9-3
R M H Cowell 4
7th (4) Kimberella 12/1 P Hanagan
9-3
R A Fahey 7
8th (2) nse Alpha Delphini 16/1 Connor Beasley
9-3
B Smart 6
9th (9) ¾ Cotai Glory 20/1 J P Spencer
9-6
C Hills 5
10th (16) ½ Gracious John (IRE) 33/1 J F Egan
9-3
P D Evans 4
11th (7) ½ Dancing Star 12/1 David Probert
9-0
A M Balding 4
12th (5) 2 Muthmir (IRE) 6/1 Jim Crowley
9-3
W J Haggas 7
13th (15) Royal Birth 66/1 Aaron Jones
9-3
S C Williams 6
14th (3) 7 Thesme 33/1 Andrea Atzeni
9-3
N Tinkler 5
15th (13) ½ Just Glamorous (IRE) 40/1 T Eaves
9-6
R Harris 4
NR (1) Profitable (IRE) A Kirby
9-3
C G Cox 5

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