CRANBOURNE-based horseman Kyle Marshall has unearthed another classy youngster after Smoken Ace maintained his unbeaten record in Ballarat during the weekend.
The winner of his three outings, Smoken Ace was considered the only danger to the Emma Stewart-trained Kingman, which was installed the $1.45 favorite in the five-horse field.
Smoken Ace’s task was made easier when Kingman galloped at the start, losing all winning hope, while Smoken Ace speared to find the lead from a wide front row draw.
From there he produced a comfortable win and Marshall revealed the son of Sportswriter was yet to be tested.
“He’s never really been pressured or pushed in his training or his racing, tonight we left the earplugs out and put the blind on,” Marshall said. “I think that you will see the best of this horse in a year or so as a three-year-old.
“At the moment he’s just running on raw ability and he’s got a big future I believe.”
The previous night at Melton the ex-New Zealand horseman partnered Victoria Derby aspirant Son Of Mac to an impressive all the way win at Melton maintaining a picket fence form line of four consecutive wins.
- HRV Media