Looking forward to a busy month ahead, with multiple entries made for both Almanack and Briac.
Briac will head to kempton on the 8th March if he gets a run, and Almanack heads to Southwell on the 14th.
Briac provides Mark with his first winner from just his fourth runner. Under a great ride from Daniel Muscutt and to the absolute delight of winning owner Mr Oliver Harris and his Family.
Briac who is bred for further outstayed his rivals and stretched his long neck out to win over a Mile and a half. We was lucky to get in the race at the bottom of the weights but there was nothing lucky about the performance. Dan settled the big horse superbly and timed his run to perfection. "Thrilled to get the first one in the bag onward and upwards, I am particularly pleased for the owner who gave me the chance to have a go with the big guy". Said Mark.
This win just highlights Marks' credentials, he was a 40 rated maiden bred for chasing, and he just won over 1 mile four on the flat.
Almanack put in another consistent effort, running a very game race on his first visit to Southwell. Due to a dry spell the track was quite slow and testing which didn't play to his strengths and so Mark was rightfully pleased and proud of his horse for finishing Fourth, earning connections some prize money.
All owners who made their way to Southwell enjoyed a great day at the races, watching their horse run well and a day socializing made the trip worthwhile, along with the added bonus of keeping up with what was going on at Cheltenham via the big screens.
Depending how he comes out of the race Mark is keen to get another run into Almanack before the end of the month.