Marine One is a seven-year-old son of the great Frankel, who is based with Grand National-winning trainer Dr Richard Newland in Worcestershire.
Out of a Grp-3 winner and from a terrific family, he won a maiden on the flat earlier in his career and has quickly made up into one of Deva’s star performers since being sourced from Ireland this summer.
He showed immediate improvement for his new yard when winning a Market Rasen novice hurdle by three lengths in July. That victory had style and substance, with the beaten horses combining to win a remarkable 13 races between them in the months since.
Marine One was also not finished winning, as he sauntered to an easy win at Sedgefield on his next appearance, before securing a hugely significant success in a Listed Handicap Hurdle at Market Rasen in September.
He was given a brilliant ride on that occasion by Deva Racing’s sponsored jockey Cillin Leonard, who was enjoying his most significant career win to date, whilst the victory also marked both Frankel’s first stakes winner over jumps and Deva Racing’s first Listed victory!
Marine One was below his best on slightly softer ground in the Welsh Champion Hurdle on his latest start but still has lots more to offer. He is one to look forward to on better ground next spring.