Prescott waits on Marsha plan

There are no plans in place for Marsha (white jacket)

Sir Mark Prescott has not yet firmed up future plans for Marsha following her narrow defeat in Ireland last weekend.

Last season's Prix de l'Abbaye heroine made a flying start to the current campaign by landing the Palace House Stakes at Newmarket and she ran a fine race to finish third in the King's Stand at Royal Ascot.

She was the odds-on favourite to regain winning ways in the Group Two Sapphire Stakes at the Curragh, but was beaten a short-head by fellow British challenger Caspian Prince after a thrilling tussle.

Marsha holds entries in the Qatar King George Stakes at Goodwood on August 4 and the Coolmore Nunthorpe at York on August 25.

Prescott said: "We were disappointed to be beaten, but she only had 5lb in hand on the ratings.

"The race didn't quite go according to plan and she was beaten a short head, that's life.

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"She's come out of it fine and I would imagine she'll go to Goodwood and/or York."

The master of Heath House has two horses engaged in the Qatar Goodwood Cup, but seems unlikely to be represented.

Pallasator, runner-up to Big Orange in last year's renewal, has not been seen in competitive action since May having reportedly endured a spell on the doldrums.

St Michel, a close-up third in the Belmont Gold Cup in New York in early June, is set to be prepared for another journey across the globe.

"St Michel won't run in the Goodwood Cup and Pallasator probably won't make it," Prescott added.

"Pallasator was a little bit dull and not himself after his last run. He's back in work now, but I would say it's probably 60-40 against that he'll run at Goodwood.

"St Michel is heading for the Melbourne Cup and he'll probably have one run somewhere before he goes.

"He'd get in the race (Melbourne Cup) in most years (with his rating). If he doesn't he'll run in one of the other big races down there."

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