An Irish Trainer Sends Just One Horse To Huntingdon On Friday

Huntingdon - January 28 2022
Huntingdon 15:10
Jack G Gilligan

Varna Gold

J: Jack G Gilligan
T: Paul John Gilligan
Age: 5
Weight: 10-5
OR: 125
Days: 30

On Friday Irish trainer Patrick John Gilligan sends just one runner over to England for the meeting at Huntingdon today and having only sent a few horses over in the past, he is looking to establish himself as a shrewd trainer.

The handler has only ever sent over 98 horses to England to race in his training career and has gained a strike rate of 14% managing to land 14 winners.

He fields the likeable Varna Gold today who has been running well in handicaps but last time tried to step up to Grade Two company and it did not work.

He steps up markedly in trip today which could bring improvement, but the big thing is getting back to calmer waters today.


James Mackie | @jamesmackieee