A Trainer Is Sending A Single Runner On A 566 Mile Round Trip To Newcastle

Newcastle (AW) - January 20 2022
Newcastle (AW) 16:30
P J McDonald


J: P J McDonald
T: Charles Hills
Age: 3
Weight: 9-7
OR: 73
Days: 14

A trainer on Thursday is looking to have a winner at Newcastle on the all weather, sending just one runner to the northern based track on the day, which sees the handler make a 566 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 Charlie Hills loves bringing his horses this far currently running at a strike rate of 19% during his career having had 56 winners from 293 runners.

The horse he brings today is the talented Cephalus who comes here seeking a four timer having landed events at Chelmsford and Southwell in December and then over C&D next time out.

Up 3lb for his latest win he runs off a mark of 73 but still looks to be a better horse than that mark and should go close.


James Mackie | @jamesmackieee