Birkenhead owner Dave Slingsby has seen his Machinate win four times here in recent months after his horse's victory in the 1m handicap.
Mark and his staff have done a fantastic job with Machinate over the winter," said Slingsby.
Jim Crowley was in double form, riding Glenridding for James Given in the 1m maiden and Mister Always in the 7f handicap for Ian McInnes, but he also picked up a one-day ban (January 7) for careless riding on Pauline's Prince in the race won by Machinate.
MARK BRISBOURNE reached his target of 50 wins for the year with a double on Machinate and Gamesters Lady, both ridden by Liam Jones, who completed a first career treble in the process.
The 6-1 shot got the better of Machinate in a driving finish.
George said it was the horse's sheer guts that got him there, because it was quite a battle with Machinate.
Liam Jones has made a bright start to the new year and took his tally for the month to five wins with a double on Harbour Blues for Tony Carroll in the 6f claimer and Machinate
for Mark Brisbourne in the 1m claimer.
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