A Trainer Is Sending A Single Runner On A 500 Mile Round Trip To Carlisle Today

Carlisle - December 12 2021
Carlisle 14:10
Sean Quinlan

Saint Dalina

Sean Quinlan
Charlie Longsdon
Age: 7
Weight: 10-12
OR: 129
Days: 267

A trainer on Sunday is looking to have a winner at Carlisle over the jumps, sending just one runner to the northern based track on the day, which sees the handler make a 500 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 Charlie Longsdon who boasts an impressive 21% strike rate with his horses travelling at least this distance.

His runner, Saint Dalina, was steadily progressive over hurdles last season, rounding off her campaign with a game win over the 3 mile trip Uttoxeter upon her favoured soft ground.

She receives those same conditions today, is open to further improvement returning from a break and returns during a solid spell for the yard who hold a 17% strike rate across the last 14 days.

This will be her first run at Carlisle, however we can be confident of the track playing to her strengths given progeny of Saint Des Saints hold an eye-catching 27% strike rate over hurdles at the track.

Sh looks an interesting each way angle into the race and if raring to go on the back of a 267 day break, she may just spring a surprise at a price.

Max McClellan