Big divvy for Marshall supporters as Copacabana wins at first start for stable

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A patient drive by trainer Kyle Marshall has landed Copacabana a win in her first start for her new stable, getting home at odds of $21 for the win.

The six-year-old mare earned A$11,400 prizemoney for her first placing, in the last event at Melton.

With fixed odds of 20-1 available at the start, she wasn’t rated much of a chance by punters.

But the in-form Marshall steered the mare along the rail from the second row at the start to tuck in behind early leader Just A Bit Touchy, the $2.40 race favourite.

Marshall patiently stalked the leader over the 1720m course and then took the inside lane for the race to the finish line, going past the favourite to win by 2.4m.

On the Australian tote, Copacabana paid $14.60 for the win and $3.20 for the place. In New Zealand, Marshall supporters earned $14.30 and $4 at the TAB.

Main photo: Copacabana in charge as she approached the line. Above, Marshall took the inside lane to good advantage.


Race 9: August 19, 2023

$20,000 TAB Download the App Mobile Trot, 1720m

  1. Copacabana (Kyle Marshall)
  2. Gardena Ronda
  3. Just A Bit Touchy

Margins: 2.4m, half neck
Times: Mile Rate: 1-57.7 First quarter: 29.6. Second quarter: 31.4. Third quarter: 28.9. Fourth quarter: 28.6

Happy connections celebrate Copacabana’s win at Melton with trainer/driver Kyle Marshall.

Photo finish


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