Pat Eddery: goes for the cheekpieces for maiden MarvelinoPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Marvelino backed to shed maiden tag
STRONG market support for Marvelino suggests the maiden can get off the mark at the 13th attempt in the 2.30 at Lingfield this afternoon.
Equipped in first-time cheekpieces and dropped back to 5f, Marvelino also has the assistance of jockey Robert Winston, who rode a double at Wolverhampton on Sunday.
Standout odds of 2-1 are long gone with the Paddy Eddery-trained three-year-old, who ran in some top races as a juvenile, a general 5-4 shot.
The opposition includes the Eve Johnson Houghton-trained Panther Patrol, ninth on debut at Salisbury last summer.
His trainer tweeted: "Panther Patrol may be a bit ring rusty after long layoff but in good form and should go well."