Marsh looking forward to Easter

Chocante, pictured beating El Pistola in the Ssangyoung Counties Cup.

Chocante, pictured beating El Pistola in the Ssangyoung Counties Cup.

Stephen Marsh couldn’t be happier with his talented four-year-old Chocante in the lead-up to the Gr.2 Manco Easter Stakes at Ellerslie.

The Cambridge trainer produced the lightly-tried son of Shocking to win the Gr.3 Counties Cup in his 10th appearance and, following a break, the gelding finished well for third in an open sprint at Te Rapa last Saturday.

“His run was super and he’ll go for the Easter Stakes next,” said Marsh. “It’s a shame it’s not a handicap, but he’ll still run very well I’m sure.”

Meanwhile, Chocante’s Group One-winning stablemate Thee Auld Floozie will make her next start in the Gr.2 Travis Stakes at Te Rapa on April 29.

  • NZ Racing Desk