Scottish Trainer Sends Just One Horse On 542 Mile Round Trip To Lingfield

Lingfield (AW) - January 27 2021
Lingfield (AW) 13:15
Joe Fanning

Sky Defender

Joe Fanning
Mark Johnston
Age: 5
Weight: 9-10
OR: 104
Days: 86

Trainer Mark Johnston on Wednesday is looking to have a winner on the all weather at Lingfield, sending just one runner to the East Sussex based track on the day, which sees the handler make a 542 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.

Mark Johnston is in some of the best form of his career at the moment currently running at a strike rate of 54.55% having had 12 winners from his last 22 runners over the past two weeks.

Sky Defender is the Scottish handlers only runner at the track today and off the back of last season poses some smart form when winning at Epsom's Derby meeting and also placing at Glorious Goodwood in handicap events.

Earlier in 2020 he posed a good record in the all weather and if getting back to that form looks a big player in this one, being known for going well fresh and this will be his first run for over three months.