Trainer Sends Just One Horse On 600 Mile Round Trip To Newcastle (AW)

Newcastle (AW) - February 11 2021
Newcastle (AW) 17:00


Andrew Balding
Age: 3
Weight: 8-9
Days: 101

Trainer Andrew Balding on Thursday 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 600 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.

Leading trainer Andrew Balding heads up to Newcastle on Thursday with Asamosa on the Fillies' Novices' event and when the handle travels this far with his horses he is currently running at a 23% strike rate.

The three year old filly looks a big improver in the future finishing eighth of 14 on debut in November at Kempton, but with that experience under her belt, should come on today.

The daughter of American Pharoah should handle the tapeta track at Newcastle and with Ben Curtis booked to ride he looks to have a big each way chance at 7/1.

Another nice stat to back Balding and this horse up today is that the Newmarket based handler is running at a 75% strike rate at the track so far this season.