A Newmarket Trainer Is Sending Just One Runner On A 602 Mile Round Trip To Ayr

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Ayr - November 29 2022
Ayr 13:40
Aidan Coleman

Doctor Ken

J: Aidan Coleman
T: Olly Murphy
Age: 6
Weight: 11-7
OR: 127
Days: 24

A trainer on Tuesday is looking to have a winner over the jumps at Ayr, sending just one runner to the Scottish based track on the day, which sees the handler make a 602 mile round trip.

When we see trainers coming such a long way to just run the one horse we like to highlight it, as we believe they would not be coming all that way if it did not have a real chance.

Trainer Olly Murphy loves bringing his horses this far currently running at a strike rate of 21% during his career having had 64 winners from 306 runners.

Olly Murphy sends a single runner on the long journey North to Scotland in the form of Doctor Ken, Aidan Coleman's only ride on the day.

Ree Okka went off favourite for a Grade Three on his final start over hurdles, so it was a potentially smart performance for Doctor Ken to beat him when scoring at Aintree last time out on chase debut for the pair.

That was Doctor Ken's first run since March and he's entitled to strip fitter for the returning run and should improve for the initial experience over the larger obstacles.

Natural progression can see him follow up and confirm his potential under today's code.