Stefan Cassar is back on the metropolitan winners list after Mighty Marshall produced a faultless effort on Thursday night at Sandown Park.
Trained by Cassar and his wife Pasqalia (plus their young son Nico), Mighty Marshall began well from the coveted inside ally and led clearly down the back straight. There were challengers late but he gallantly held them at bay to win by a neck.
“It was a good win, I cannot complain about that,” said Cassar.
It comes almost two years since his last starter at Sandown Park, Caco Potion, who was prominent in the staying ranks and made the 2016 Bold Trease final.
Cassar’s young son Nico (pictured) considers Mighty Marshall as “his dog” and was delighted when waking up to the good news that ‘Casper’ had won.
“He didn’t see the race last night because it was past his bedtime, but he was very excited to see the result and replay in the morning.”
In life away from racing Cassar works as a mechanical engineer. He and his wife moved to Australia from Malta just six years ago. They live in Creswick which is a short drive from Ballarat.
Cassar has just five greyhounds in work and has enjoyed a recent run of good results on the provincial circuits, including another win at Geelong last night with Cacophony.
“I hope one day I have a strong team that allows me to train greyhounds full time.”
In the race following Mighty Marshall’s scalp, Zipping Zarbo announced herself as a legitimate Launching Pad contender. Her win added to the already sparking winning strike rate for the Deb Coleman/Rob Camilleri team. Click here for more
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