Jessica Harrington Sends Just One Runner Over To Britain Today

Newbury - September 16 2021
Newbury 14:30
David Egan

Ace Aussie

David Egan
Mrs John Harrington
Age: 3
Weight: 8-13
OR: 104
Days: 61

On Friday, Jessica Harrington will be bidding to have a winner on UK shores, sending just the one runner on a 648 mile round trip across the Irish Sea down to Newbury in an attempt to record further black-type success.

Whenever we see any yard travel a fair way with one of their runners we like to highlight it, as we believe they would not be travelling all that distance if they did not believe they have a real chance of collecting some prize money along the way.

The shrewd handler has enjoyed plenty of previous success when sending her horses to Britain having notched a staggering 48 winners from 384 runners throughout her career, and the most impressive stat of all is the fact she currently boasts a 80% strike rate at Newbury having previously sent 5 runners to the track, with four winning and the other placing.

If those stats weren’t enough to sway you in the direction of this promising son of Australia, some of his earlier form might.

The three-year-old colt was only 1½ lengths behind multiple Group 1 winner Poetic Flare when tackling this afternoons trip at Leopardstown back in April, and to add to that his maiden victory back in September reads well in the context of this race with the form well-advertised since, so with him to set face nothing of that calibre here he may well have been overlooked in the betting.

E/W squeak.