Win goes against all odds
THERE’S an obvious question that pops to mind when assessing the form of exciting Toowoomba galloper Mr Marbellouz, who has won his first two starts by a combined 16 lengths.
How did he start at $ 21 on debut?
Mr Marbellouz will aim to make it three from three when he runs in a Class 3 Plate ( 1200m) at Doomben this Saturday after being scratched from last Saturday’s 2 & 3YO Plate because of a wide barrier.
Trainer Kevin Kemp said he expected Mr Marbellouz to be shorter in the market at his debut, but wasn’t bullish about his winning chances.
He duly won by seven lengths and then a fortnight later put almost 10 lengths on Class 1 rivals.
“It’s funny because ( dual stakes winner and multiple Group placed) Sold For Song also started at $ 21 when she won on debut,” Kemp said.
“She had trialled really well, but we just backed her on the tote and maybe that’s why the bookies kept winding her out.
“I wasn’t as confident with Mr Marbellouz. He had trialled just okay in a jumpout. We didn’t let him go, but you never really know how much they have up the sleeve. As it turned out, he had quite a bit!
“I was just hoping he could run a place on debut so it would qualify him for a maiden.
“Hopefully he can keep going through the grades and maybe be a travelling companion for Sold For Song in the spring.”