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Big Black Cat
14 Apr 17 17:11
Date Joined: 04 Oct 02
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Marseille (Excelebration ex Marlinka) won a decent 5F maiden at Newcastle today, on her 3 yo debut after previously being placed there as a two year old.

Marseille is a half sister to the Group one winning sprinter MARSHA (Prix de l'Abbaye), and the very useful winning sprint handicapper JUDICIAL.

The dam, MARLINKA (MARJU-BARALINKA) was a listed winning sprinter as a 2 yo, and was out of a BARATHEA half sister to both SOVIET SONG (5 x G1 winning Miler), SISTER ACT (dam of G1 winner RIBBONS), and AFFINITY (dam of the useful ZEST)

This is Elites very best family all descending from the SOVIET STAR foundation mare KALINKA.

We are truly blessed!  One of the best families in the business indeed!
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Report Big Black Cat April 14, 2017 10:41 PM BST
MARSEILLE has a two year old half brother MAGISTRATE (by CAPE CROSS) in training with James Fanshawe.  He hasn't done much yet but what he has done has been done very easily.
Report Big Black Cat June 30, 2017 9:18 PM BST
MARSEILLE runs at Doncaster tomorrow (7.25).

Nothing so unusual about that, except I was intrigued to see the RP describe her siblings MARSHA (OR 116, G1 winner) and JUDICIAL (OR 107) as 'useful'!

Will be interesting to see how she handles the ground as the aforementioned pair like to hear their hooves rattle.
Report knot in wood March 29, 2018 7:47 PM BST
i fancy marseille will be a mid 80s-90 horse by the end of the season, wonder if she's fit enough to get the ball rolling tomorrow.
Report Big Black Cat March 29, 2018 10:46 PM BST
So do I :-)
Report sageform March 30, 2018 11:09 AM BST
Chance of a double today BBC? I have small bets on Marseille and Zest just in case.
Report Big Black Cat March 30, 2018 12:21 PM BST
I should think so sageform.  I have had a small each way double.  Both have pretty obvious each way chances.  Both horses are well (and trying :-) )
Report knot in wood March 30, 2018 1:47 PM BST
get how money back and more nto..
Report Big Black Cat March 30, 2018 2:03 PM BST
Yes-very much not knocked about and needs 6F I would say.
Report knot in wood March 30, 2018 2:33 PM BST
BBC- if you didn't have a share in the horse i would have called that a non jigger.
Report Big Black Cat March 30, 2018 2:42 PM BST
I don't have a share but there's a fine line between being a non jigger, and being looked after for a long season ahead.  I can assure you the advice we were given was that she would come on for the run.  She's slightly more stoutly bred than MARSHA and JUDICIAL so 6F would seem to be more suitable.
Report knot in wood March 30, 2018 2:51 PM BST
yes needed the run and looked after would have been more polite, better price nto hopefully Cool
Report Big Black Cat March 30, 2018 3:47 PM BST
I can honestly say, after 15 plus years as a member, We've never had a non jigger that I am aware of.

We've certainly had horses who maybe weren't expected to win.  Name me an 'owner' who hasn't?

May well win next time of course.  Certainly an 'eyecatcher'.
Report knot in wood May 12, 2018 5:55 PM BST
i would fancy her quite strongly tonight but i'm worried about that low draw in stall 2, even with just 11 runners.
Report knot in wood May 12, 2018 7:53 PM BST
wasn't knocked about up to 6f nto, keep the faith.
Report Big Black Cat May 12, 2018 8:38 PM BST
Becoming disappointing to be honest.
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