A trainer on Saturday is looking to have a winner on British soil, sending just one runner across Europe to Ascot on the day, which sees the handler travel 644 air miles from Germany.
When we see trainers coming such a long way to just run the one horse, 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 top German handler Andreas Wohler who brings with him the smart looking Estacas, a son of Galileo, closely related to a Triple Group 1 winner and a half brother to multiple listed winners.
German breds often make the trip over to the UK in early season bumpers with the intention of being sold for large sums after running big races; they often go on to be top performers over the jumps.
Andreas Wohler boasts a 1 from 2 record with these bumper runners in the UK; a 2nd placed finisher at Stratford in 2006 and a 19-length debut winner at Fontwell in 2012.
Under the impression that this German raider will be well prepped and up for this one and looks likely to buck past trends of running a big race.