MAGHERAFELT-born Nathan Evans is now being sponsored by Newry firm Horse First.

The 18-year-old, who is apprenticed to Mick Easterby in Yorkshire, has ridden 15 winners since first getting off the mark at Thirsk last April, his latest success coming at Chelmsford on February 11th on Bosham who beat the 7/4 favourite Nuno Tristan.