MACCA LODGE employee Mark Gutsell has bragging rights at work this week after his horse Frank The Tank won fresh-up at Gore on Sunday.
Mark part-owns and trains the Royal Mattjesty gelding and is fleetingly ahead of Macca Lodge trainer Tony Stratford on the 2016-17 premiership with one win from one start.
The best Tony could manage on the day was a third with Ted Cady and a fourth with Mucho Macho Man.
Frank The Tank, who won fresh-up for Clark Barron last season, has now won twice from six starts. The punters didn’t miss an impressive workout win the week before and he went out a warm second favourite.
Mark previously enjoyed good success with Run Fatboy Run, who won five races here before being exported in 2014. He’s won a further six in Australia for his New Zealand owners, most recently at Albion Park in Brisbane on 20 August.