Taylor Marshall Back In Winners Circle
- Taylor Marshall missed three weeks due to injury
- Marshall rode Agassi to win at Doomben on Saturday
- Marshall boasts a terrific partnership with Desleigh Forster
Agassi returned to the winners stall at Doomben on Saturday. (Getty)
Taylor Marshall continued his return from a rib injury at Doomben on Saturday when producing a terrific ride aboard the Diane Murphy trained Agassi.
Stepping up to the mile for the first time since winning at Randwick in July, Marshall settled the five-year-old gelding by Pierro in the box seat, powering away at the turn to record an easy win on the line.
After building a formidable partnership with Desleigh Forster throughout the winter, a barrier accident in August forced Marshall onto the sidelines for three weeks.
“I fractured three ribs in just a little incident at Ipswich about three months ago,” Marshall said.
“I was only out for a couple of weeks but it certainly breaks momentum when you’re on the sidelines for a bit.”
Boasting a 17% winning strike rate over the last twelve months, Marshall and Forster’s partnership has been headlined by consistent five-year-old gelding Red Chase.
“He’s one of my favourites, I have had a lot of luck on him,” Marshall said.
“I’ve won five races on him now including a couple of Listed races.
“He is so consistent that is probably his biggest asset, he is always in the placings.”
“I did have a super run with Desleigh over the last six to nine months but everything is very competitive so I’m just trying to grind away.”
With the acquisition of Glen Boss and Michael Rodd headlining a strong influx of talented riders, the Queensland jockeys room is extremely strong in the build up to the Magic Millions Carnival on January 16.
“This time of year obviously is very difficult when you have Sydney and Melbourne riders starting to make their way up so it makes it a little more competitive,” Marshall said.
“Through Desleigh’s support and Robert Heathcote is starting to back me now, I’m starting to establish myself a bit more.”