Following his impressive debut at Newbury My Mate Mark headed to Southwell aiming to go one better. Partnered this time by Adam Wedge the Sakhee gelding made all again and went on when challenged in the home straight to win comfortably by over 3 lengths in the end.
My Mate Mark who is ridden at home by Martin himself holds an entry for the Cheltenham Festival Champion Bumper on 15th March so connections now have a nervous wait to see if he gets a run.
In the yard we have had some staff changes. Tim Clark our Apprentice/Conditional has moved to David Elsworth, we wish him well in his new yard. We have been joined by Morgan Gregoire from Belgium. Morgan has held an amateur licence in Belgium and has ridden 3 winners from 7 rides, he will be applying for his licence here in the UK and hopefully riding for us in the near future.