Marine One is a six-year-old son of the great Frankel. His dam Marine Bleue was a Grp-3 winner and has also produced the stakes performers Military Law, Marina Piccola and Wednaan.
Clearly from a smart family, Marine One was the winner of a mile and a half flat maiden earlier in his career, and was trained in Ireland when running several decent races over hurdles last summer.
He joined Deva Racing and switched to the barn of Dr Richard Newland earlier this year, and showed immediate improvement to win a Market Rasen novice hurdle by three lengths on his stable debut.
It was impossible not to be impressed by the style of that victory and, with the third having come out and won twice since, it appears there is plenty of substance to the form too. The handicapper reacted by raising Marine One 3lbs in the weights, but that is surely not enough to stop him winning again in the near future. There should be plenty more to come.