On Saturday afternoon Mark Wallis set out on an 17 hour round trip to Shawfield and returned from the Scottish Derby Final with the last dog to cross the line, 5-1 shot Black Farren.

On Tuesday night he was off to Sheffield with 10-1 shot Cotton Pants and picked up the £8,000 Bredmed Northern Sprint.

Although well down on the clock on qualifying form, the brindle and white edged past early leader Blakes Flyer (10-1) to win by half a length in his fastest run of the event, 15.98 (N) for the 280m. 10-11f Affane Flyer missed his break and came home in fourth place.

Mark Wallis said: “He isn’t a pure sprinter, he is more of a 400-450 metre dog with a 23.78 on his card at Romford. Having said that, I did tip him to win the event last year.

“He has just been off after cutting his feet at Romford and I thought he would go well because he is fresh. We know that he can’t do the sort of times that Affane Party does at Sheffield, but the draw looked tricky and Jimmy Hayton’s dog ran a cracker to open up the race.

“It is a real bonus to win a Category One sprint with a dog not suited to the distance but he is back over 400m at Romford on Friday and is obviously now back to his best.”