One Trainer Is Sending A Single Runner On A 530 Mile Round Trip To Plumpton

Plumpton - February 14 2022
Plumpton 14:55
James Bowen

Downtown Getaway

J: James Bowen
T: Peter Bowen
Age: 9
Weight: 11-0
OR: 124
Days: 23

A trainer on Monday is looking to have a winner at Plumpton over the jumps, sending just one runner to the East Sussex based track on the day, which sees the handler make a 530 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 Nigel Hawke loves bringing his horses this far currently running at a strike rate of 21% during his career having had 118 winners from 568 runners.

He fields Downtown Getaway who has been very hit and miss of late but if getting back to the form of his win at Ffos Las two starts ago he has to have a live chance with only four runners going to post.

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing