Trainer Sends Just One Horse On 566 Mile Round Trip To Newcastle (AW)

Newcastle (AW) - March 02 2021
Newcastle (AW) 16:30
Hollie Doyle

Great Esteem

Hollie Doyle
Archie Watson
Age: 5
Weight: 9-12
OR: 86
Days: 38

Trainer Archie Watson on Tuesday is looking to have a winner on the all weather at Newcastle, sending just one runner to the Northumberland based track today, which sees the handler make a 566 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.

Great Esteem has a lot going for him today being the handlers only runner, with Watson being in superb form heading into the meeting today having landed two winners from his last eight runners which sees him pose a 25% strike rate.

With that, When the trainer brings his horses this far he is currently running at a win rate of 24% with 90 winners from 376 runners during his career.

Finally, to top things off for the gelding, Watson has a superb winning record at Newcastle running at a 21% strike rate having had 22 winners from 103 runners this season.

Great Esteem is lightly raced for his age and in this small field the first time headgear should be able to settle him down and see him give a big showing.