MARCHAND HEADING UP THE BRAND HIGHWAY

Oct 14, 2017

Stable war horse Marchand makes career start 45 and his first this campaign at Geraldton on Sunday.

He looks to have found a suitable race over 1100m in the Pink Petticoat Handicap.

The eight-year-old Oratorio gelding has drawn beautifully in gate three for Brodie Kirby who claims two kilos to bring Marchand into the race with 57kg.

The six-time winner has been tuned up for his first-up assignment with a good trial behind Cognac, who ran well at Bunbury on Saturday in an $100,000 race.

Rob will make the trip up the highway with Marchand, and Todd is confident of a good performance.

“I think he will lead the field and hopefully he can hold on,” he said.

“The horse is really well and the trial was good, I think he is a big chance.”