A trainer on Sunday is looking to have a winner on British soil, sending two runners across the Irish Sea to Sandown on the day.
When we see trainers coming such a long way to just run horses, especially across different countries, we like to highlight it, as we believe they would not be coming all that way if it did not have a real chance.
The trainer in question is Gordon Elliott whom, since his return, has shown he means business this season; he boasts a 20% strike rate (16 - 81) across the last 14 days and has a 22% win rate when sending runners over from Ireland to Britain.
His runner of interest is Lieutenant Highway who runs in the bumper to round off the days proceedings at Sandown.
The son of Fame and Glory went off a well fancied odds-on favourite for his debut contest at Punchestown however ran on green and lost some placings on the run in to the line, finishing an eventual 3rd.
He'll be sure to have learnt a lot from that run and will now be more in touch with knowing his job when running on the race track.
With progression likely, this high potential individual can progress here and begin to show his true ability for top connections.