Ashlee Grives has Mark’s team firing on all cylinders in Sydney, the Menangle-based squad kicking some real goals in it’s early stages.
Grives has sent 15 of Mark’s to the races for six wins and seven placings, a fantastic strike-rate whiich includes Delightful Memphis running placings from very tricky draws in two starts around the small Maitland circuit.
“Things are going very well, I think people will soon understand the obvious upside to racing in Sydney,” said Mark.
“Our handicapping system has made it more difficult on horses at home than we could have imagined. Too many are running out of opportunities, and quickly.
“Sydney provides all the options, most will head over as a maiden unless they have won a number of races of larger stakes.”
Life Lavros is flying along for the Jones team and is one Ashlee has a high opinion of. He starts again on Saturday at Menangle as he seeks a third win in as many starts and gets his chance from gate one.
Delightful Memphis will appreciate the wide open spaces of Menangle and she takes on the Ladyship Pace ($11,000) on the same card, and hardy trotter Kowhai Monarch also has a run on the night.
“I’m very pleased. It has all worked out very well. Ashlee is a massive part of all this, I am lucky to have such a capable person to steer the ship for us,” said Mark.