Stephen Marsh is looking forward to campaigning promising filly Atishu this season for local syndicator Go Racing.
The daughter of Savabeel, who Go Racing purchased out of Waikato Stud’s 2019 New Zealand Bloodstock Book 1 Yearling Sale draft for $260,000, has finished runner-up in both of her career starts to date and a trip south is also on the cards for her.
She will continue her preparation at Te Rapa on Friday where she steps out in the NZB Ready To Run Breeze Ups 12-13 October 3YO (1200m) at Te Rapa.
“Atishu is a very classy filly,” Marsh said. “She has had two starts and has been beaten twice. Once to Miss Aoteoroa who went on and won the Gold Trail (Gr.3, 1200m) and then she got beaten by a head in a stakes race (Listed Wanganui Guineas, 1200m) with not all favours in her following start.
“She is a really tidy filly and will race well on Friday. She will probably be suited to the 1400m in her next start, the Soliloquy (Gr.3, 1400m), and then she will head down to the 1000 Guineas (Gr.1, 1600m) at this stage.
“She is in both Guineas, so we won’t be writing either of them off.” – NZ Racing Desk