One Trainer Is Sending Just A Single Runner On A 718 Mile Round Trip To Ayr

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Ayr - May 17 2022
Ayr 14:20
Tom Marquand

My Astra

J: Tom Marquand
T: William Haggas
Age: 4
Weight: 9-2
OR: 95
Days: 30

A trainer on Wednesday is looking to have a winner at Ayr on the flat, sending just one runner to the Scottish based track on the day, which sees the handler make a 718 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 William Haggas loves bringing his horses this far currently running at a strike rate of 39% during his career having had 34 winners from just 88 runners.

Haggas is one of the most inform trainers in the sport at the moment, running at a 44% strike rate for the last two weeks with 16 winners from 36 runners.

With that, Haggas also has a superb record at Ayr over the last year sending 12 horses to the Scottish track and landing six winners, which sees him pose a 50% strike rate at the track.

Tom Marquand will ride My Astra and he has a 60% strike rate at Ayr this season winning three of his five races and when teaming up with Haggas this season the pair have a combined 75% strike rate.