Has Our Major Mark turned the corner?

05:24 AM 04 Oct 2013 NZDT
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Colin Brown in the sulky
Colin Brown in the sulky

Highly-rated pacer Our Major Mark arrived in Western Australia seven months ago with a big reputation and though he won at his first four starts in the State (in moderate company), he did not impress reinsman Colin Brown.

But that has all changed and Brown now ranks him highly. He is confident that he will drive him to victory in the 2130m Central Fruit Sales Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

“He’s drawn No. 1 and that’s his barrier,” Brown said. “He’s handling Gloucester Park very well and he went around the Kalgoorlie track well last month.

“He’s pacing a lot better and driving a lot better. And his attitude is a lot better. At his early starts here he tried only when he wanted to. He had won half a million dollars and didn’t have a good horse’s attitude.

“And then his work on the track over the two to three weeks before he went to Kalgoorlie said that he had turned around. He’s now a genuine horse. He wasn’t before.

“He has very good gate speed and has won most of his races in front. In his win over Midnight Dylan in Kalgoorlie he came from three back on the rail. But he’s a lot better horse in front.”

Our Major Mark looks one of the star bets on Friday night’s ten-event program. He should lead and defeat Kiss Chasey, who has won in good style at two of his past three starts.

Ken Casellas

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