Marsh roll continues

O’He Can (Matt Cameron) keeps the winning roll going for Stephen Marsh at Tauranga today.

The winning roll of Stephen Marsh continued at Tauranga today when the Cambridge trainer produced seventh winner within nine days.

Marsh picked a treble last Friday at Pukekohe, scoring with Laurant, Bevan Street and Vernanme and followed up with the Listed Wellesley Stakes win of Exuberant at Trentham the following day.

He struck again at Te Awamutu on Wednesday with Eridani, then kept the winning roll going with a win by Factor Me In at New Plymouth yesterday and O’He Can at Tauranga today.

The spate of wins has Marsh sitting third on the NZ Trainers’ Premiership behind Jamie Richards and the Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman stable.

O’He Can, owned by the Toro Bloodstock Partnership, won comfortably in today’s Classic Cuisine Catering R65 1400m in the hands of Matt Cameron.

He became the third winner in succession for sire O’Reilly, who had won the first race with Cavallo Veloce then the second with the Tony Pike-trained Sacred Accord, and it was his second win from seven starts, having previously tasted success in a maiden 1200m at Avondale last March.

He was second-up this campaign and hinted he was on the right track when a fresh-up fourth at Taupo.

Factor Me In (Danielle Johnson) stretching out nicely to win on debut at New Plymouth on Friday.

On the other hand, it was first time to the races for Factor Me In when he came up trumps in the Landmark Homes Maiden 1400m at New Plymouth.

Ridden by Danielle Johnson, Factor Me In settled midfield, improved approaching the home turn and unleased a strong finish to win by a long neck.

Ali and Helen Cunningham, long-time friends of the Marsh family and loyal stable clients, are among the group of owners of Factor Me In and the syndicate  also includes Ben Foote and Sam Beatson.

A son of The Factor, Factor Me In was bought in Australia last year by Marsh for A$100,000 and he has continued a winning trend for his two-race winning dam the Encosta de Lago mare Letmebe, who has won with each of her three progeny to the races.

Factor Me In is closely related to Rebel Raider, winner of the Gr.1 Victoria Derby and the Gr.1 South Australian Derby, and another sire Shamoline Warrior.

The manner in which Factor Me In ran out the 1400m on debut suggests he will be even better suited when stretched over more ground.