During these difficult times in the sport, it is is very unlikely to see trainers from far afield take their horses from country to country for what looks a mediocre race and that is what is happening today.
At the moment you are only seeing Irish trainers bring horses over to England for the big graded or listed events, but on Thursday handler Matthew Smith sends one horse over to Market Rasen for a Conditional Handicap Hurdle.
Smith sends just the one runner over to the Lincolnshire based track for the first time in his career and the horse is worth taking notice of being the current market leader.
Empirion is a six year old gelding that has had three starts this term, landing a maiden on his seasonal debut at Kilbeggan, but since then has been pulled up on both of his next two starts.
The strength of his maiden win looks to be strong form and if getting back on track his mark is still very workable.