Trainer Sends Just One Horse On 548 Mile Round Trip To Lingfield (AW)

Lingfield (AW) - March 14 2021
Lingfield (AW) 17:08
Kevin Stott

Iconic Belle

Kevin Stott
Philip Kirby
Age: 7
Weight: 9-10
OR: 59
Days: 3

Trainer Philip Kirby on Sunday is looking to have a winner on the all weather at Lingfield, sending just one runner to the Surrey based track today, which sees the handler make a 548 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.

This seven year old mare heads into this event with some stand out form having bolted up last time out at Newcastle and having only gone up 4lb for that win today, she looks the one to beat.

Kirby has a fair record when sending is horses this far having had four winners this season and to add to that, the handler has a 26% strike rate when turning his horses out again within seven days of their last win and this mare fits that stat.