MARCHAND DOING WHAT MARCHAND DOES

Mar 25, 2017

Two big performances from the Harvey Racing representatives at Ascot.

Typical Marchand, he was as tough as ever on speed in the JJ Richards & Sons Handicap on Saturday to place behind Universal Moon.

The pair finished one-and-a-half lengths in front of third.

Aaron Mitchell rode the seven-year old, who gave the winner four kilos, and he is yet to miss a top-three placing this preparation from a trio of runs.

He deserves another win.

Mosstiara showed good toughness after a torrid run and Marchand punched the breeze and boxed on to hold second.

Brad Parnham was posted three-wide without cover at the back of the field early on Mosstiara.

She was forced to make a sustained run and finished just three-and-a-half lengths off the winner Next Generation in the Fifth Leg Handicap over 1200m.

It was an improved effort on her disappointing run last time out in late February.

- Taylor Courtland