A Trainer Is Sending A Single Runner On A 432 Mile Round Trip To Wetherby Today

Wetherby - December 27 2021
Wetherby 13:00
Sean Quinlan


Sean Quinlan
Neil Mulholland
Age: 6
Weight: 10-9
OR: 128
Days: 40

A trainer on Monday is looking to have a winner at Wetherby over the jumps, sending just one runner to the North Yorkshire venue on the day, which sees the handler make a 432 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.

The trainer in question is Neil Mulholland who holds an impressive 23% strike rate with his runners travelling at least this distance or further to compete.

He teams up with the in-form Sean Quinlan on board representative Chinwag who was last seen winning at Ffos Las on just his second start over the larger obstacles, improving plenty to reverse the form with the Philip Hobbs runner who had previously beaten him when finishing runner-up on chase debut at Newton Abbot.

He hit an RPR of 134 that day and given he is raised just 4lbs in the handicap to a mark of 128, he still appears to have plenty in hand with the handicapper, particularly given he is expected to carry on his progressions under the chasing code third time out.

It's a small fielded four runner affair and despite the favourite in the contest being a short price here, he is more exposed and has never won over this far before; the Skelton counterpart also has plenty to prove here having been unimpressive before falling on chase debut.


Max McClellan