Trainer Sends Just One Horse On 606 Mile Round Trip To Newcastle

Newcastle (AW) - January 15 2021
Newcastle (AW) 14:40
Thore Hammer Hansen

Cityzen Serg

Thore Hammer Hansen
Richard Hannon
Age: 4
Weight: 9-12
OR: 82
Days: 9

Trainer Richard Hannon on Friday is looking to have a winner on the all weather at Newcastle sending just one runner to the northern based track on the day, which sees the handler make a 606 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.

Richard Hannon is a trainer if coming this far that normally brings a couple of his horses and only taking one over he must be confident.

Cityzen Serg for owners Middleham Park looks to have a great chance in this event with plenty going in his favour, but he will have to defy top weight.

The four year old has a superb record when running on Tapeta with race figures of 21151 during his career, with three wins in his last four races.

Although top weight, jockey Thore Hammer Hansen takes off 3lb which is a big bonus and he is only 5lb higher than his last win at Wolverhampton.

Richard Hannon is one of the top flat trainers in the sport and loves bringing horses to Newcastle with him posing a 21% strike rate at the track.

With that, when travelling this far with his horses he has a 19% strike rate throughout his career, which leaves this gelding with plenty of things in his favour.