He's done it! Mark My Word breaks through at Tamworth

Apr 29, 2018

It was certainly worth the wait, as Mark My Word ended a frustrating run of near-misses with an overdue win in the Cleanaway Maiden Showcase Plate (Race 1-1400m) at Tamworth today.

The Brett Cavanough-trained four-year-old was positively ridden by jockey Grant Buckley and looked destined for another placing when challenged by race favourite Such A Hussey, however, he lifted under pressure and managed to get his head down at exactly the right moment to win a head-bobbing finish.

► WATCH: Mark My Word in a nail-biter

Mark My Word started his career on the Gold Coast with Bruce Hill and has clearly enjoyed the change of scenery at Cavanough's Scone establishment, with four top-four finishes since making the move in October last year.

The former $13,000 yearling, who now has a win to go alongside his nine placings (only 16 starts), banked $16,630 for today's victory, taking his earnings to $48,405.