A Trainer Is Sending One Runner On A 432 Mile Round Trip To Newmarket

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Newmarket - September 21 2022
Newmarket 13:25
Paul Mulrennan

Azure Blue

J: Paul Mulrennan
T: Michael Dods
Age: 3
Weight: 9-3
OR: 89
Days: 18

A trainer on Thursday is looking to have a winner on the flat at Newmarket, sending just one runner to flat racing HQ 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.

Trainer Michael Dods loves bringing his horses this far currently running at a strike rate of 17% during his career having had 46 winners from 269 runners.

A winner on her final start as a juvenile last term having placed on her three prior starts, she was sent into her first handicap event on debut this term and was a good fifth of 21 in a 6f Sunday Series Dash Handicap at York.

She got off the mark for the season at Hamilton off a mark of 77next time out and then upped to 83 at Redcar bumped into Khanjar who won well by three lengths.

Sent to the July Course she ran a screamer to finish a staying on fourth of 19 at the July Cup meeting in a hot handicap and then over the same C&D got back to winning ways, seeing off Cuban Breeze who she takes on again.

Last seen at the start of September at York she was a close up fourth of 13 in a Class 3 Handicap off a mark of 89 and off the same mark should go close again.

Very consistent sprinter.