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Marvellous Marndarra

Trainer Tony McEvoy’s impressive two-year-old Marndarra looks headed for bigger successes following her initial win at Morphettville Parks on Wednesday, July 10.

Ridden by Barend Vorster, Marndarra ($1.90 fav) raced away to score a 1-1/4 length win in the Evright.Com Maiden (1550m) beating Cover Girl ($8) with I Won’t Do That ($7.50), a length away third.

The two-year-old filly settled second before going clear turning for home and winning comfortably.

McEvoy said a trip to Victoria was likely for Marndarra.

“She was definitely professional today,” McEvoy said.

“She got there are a long way from home today, but I was really proud of her.

“Marndarra has a long way to go and going forward I don’t think that is the way to ride her.

“But we used her today and trusted her ability, she got the job done and I think she will take great benefit from that and the further the better.

“If she comes out of it well there is a race at Flemington in 10 days over 1800 metres for two-year-olds and she’s had the benefit of that 1550m race under her belt.

“She will be hard and seasoned, and fitness will take her a long way in that race.”

Winning jockey Barend Vorster was also suitably impressed.

“She’s a nice type but is still learning a lot,” Vorster said.

“Today I put up early speed from the bad draw and she was with me all the way.

“Over the last 100 she was still looking for horses to come and join her, but she was better than this lot.

“I’m just hoping she gets confidence and goes on from there.”