Trainer Sends Just One Horse On 488 Mile Round Trip To Ascot

Ascot - April 27 2021
Ascot 14:20
9(10)
Clifford Lee

Spycatcher

J:
 
Clifford Lee
T:
 
K R Burke
Age: 3
Weight: 9-1
OR: 99
Days: 22

Trainer Ralph Beckett on Thursday is looking to have a winner at Ripon on the flat, sending just one runner to the Yorkshire based track on the day, which sees the handler make a 480 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.

The handler loves bringing his horses this far currently running at a strike rate of 10% for his career having had 94 winners from his 956 runners.

Spycatcher is a lovely price of 14/1 stepping back up into group company having finally broken his maiden tag at the fifth time of asking on his three year old seasonal debut last time out.

It was a nice race at Pontefract to come back into and in the final stages he went on to dominate showing the ability from his juvenile days was still there.

Each way player in what looks a tough event.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
15/05/24YOR6Gd9-1011
18/04/24NMK6Gd9-93
21/10/23ASC6Sft9-43
16/09/23DON7Sft9-63
06/08/23DEA6.5VSft9-42