Trainer Ralph Beckett on Tuesday is looking to have a winner on the all weather at Newcastle sending just one runner to the northern track on the day, which sees the handler make a 618 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.
Ralph Beckett has been a key figure in British flat racing for many seasons now and on Tuesday he sends just one runner for Newcastle who looks to have a big chance for many reasons.
Diocles Of Rome has been very consistent for the yard of late finishing a good second at Kempton in November and then backed that up last time out over course and distance at Newcastle to win comfortably.
The gelding is 4lb higher for this race today but coming back to the scene of his last win and the yard being in strong form, he looks one of the more likely winners of the race.
Beckett has a superb record throughout his career travelling this far with his horses having 52 winners from 176 runners, which sees him pose a strike rate of 30%.