Prescott optimistic about Marsha’s Nunthorpe chances

Trainer Sir Mark Prescott is confident Marsha will run a big race in Friday’s Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York.

The four-year-old is a lively outsider for the contest, sitting behind the highly-fancied duo of Battaash and Lady Aurelia in the market in the 12-strong field for the Group 1 race.

Prescott’s charge has had a decent summer, finishing third at Ascot and second at the Curragh before another third-place finish at Goodwood at the start of the month.

The trainer is aware both Lady Aurelia and Battash have had the better of her in recent outings but he still believes she has a chance on Friday.

“She is very consistent, run in all the top sprints this year and been placed every time,” he said on Racing UK.

“The Nunthorpe looks a marvellous race with some very, very fast horses in it and she is entitled to be there but Lady Aurelia and Mr Hills’ horse (Battaash) have both beaten her this year.

“They have beaten her fair and square before but in sprints, tiny little things make a big difference.”

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