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

Lingfield (AW) - February 03 2021
Lingfield (AW) 15:25
P J McDonald

Love Destiny

P J McDonald
Mark Johnston
Age: 4
Weight: 9-8
OR: 71
Days: 9

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 serious form at the moment currently running at a strike rate of 28.57% having had six winners from his last 21 runners over the past two weeks.

Love Destiny for the Scottish handler is the leading chance in the race having bounced back to form of late when winning at Kempton over seven furlongs twice over the last month.

He heads to Lingfield seeking a hat-trick in this event and throughout his career has had four runs over this trip and landed all four of his races.

Johnston is well known for travelling a fair distance to race his horses and when coming this far has a 15% strike rate from a fair amount of runners.