Bonginkosi Nkosi: Let your work speak for itself. If poor, it will remain silent.
This perfectly sums up multiple Grade 1-winning trainer Vaughan Marshall, who says very little and prefers for his results to do the talking.
He let his work do the talking when One World beat top-class thoroughbreds in the Grade 3 Matchem Stakes by a commanding 0.40 lengths on Saturday.
This son of Captain Al has now won eighth of 10 starts and is yet to miss the first three placings.
The great thing about Marshall is the fact he always picks up the phone and is willing to discuss his runners.
“One World has been doing very well since winning the Matchem,” he confirmed.
“I really thought he would run well, but because it was his first run after a break, I couldn’t be too confident. I’m just glad he proved how good he is.”
This was the four-year-old’s first run since suffering defeat at the hands of Vardy in the Grade 3 Winter Classic, beaten 2.25 lengths in May.
A lot of people figured that performance was a clear indication that One World does not stay further than 1600m – Marshall begs to differ.
“He stays. That run is best ignored,” he advised.
“Last season was pretty tough on him to be honest. That race came after many months of competing at the top-level, against some of the best horses in the country.
“I just think he was tired at the end. He is better than that run.”
As far as future plans are concerned, it appears One World will bump into the likes of Rainbow Bridge, Hawwaam and Do It Again very soon.
“He is a very good horse and he has done everything that we have asked of him,” said Marshall.
“Going forward we are looking at the Cape Mile (9 November), Green Point Stakes (14 December) and the Queens Plate (11 January). He will run in two of those three races.”
Sadly, Marshall confirmed that unbeaten Captain Of Stealth, who rapped himself below the joint and just above the coronet in a freak accident will be benched a lot longer than expected.
“He was originally scheduled to be out for 10 months, but that doesn’t seem to be the case now. We are not going to rush him back.”