Marseille En Fleur set for metro meeting
HORSE RACING: Marseille En Fleur is set for a targeted attack at a metropolitan meeting after an "impressive” victory on home turf.
The Stuart Kendrick-trained filly jumped from a wide barrier at Corbould Park on Sunday to win the Class 3 Handicap (1200m).
She maintained second place for much of the race before storming home in the final 200m to win by a length.
She finished ahead of second-placed Flying Machine and race favourite Francisca.
Kendrick said it was the three-year-old filly's second win in a row after earning top honours in a Class 2 Plate race earlier this month.
"She was really strong on the line and it was impressive,” Kendrick said.
Kendrick, Sunshine Coast's leading trainer, said he would now aim Marseille En Fleur at a metropolitan meet.
"We might end up going for a race in town, it's a nice time of year for her to race there,” he said.
"With the Winter Carnival now finished the racing drops of a bit weaker.
"She's below carnival grade but she's a filly that if placed at the right time in the right race can do well.
"She's already stakes placed so she has some residual value as a brood mare but we'll just place her in the right race and see how she goes.”
His success in race two wasn't the only highlight of yesterday's meet, with Clairvue Diamond crossing in first during race nine.
Kendrick had two other runners on the day in Play Thing (4th) and Beat Street (3rd).