Trainer Sends Just One Horse On 678 Mile Round Trip To Kelso

Kelso - February 19 2021
Kelso 15:50
Gavin Sheehan


Gavin Sheehan
Jamie Snowden
Age: 8
Weight: 11-4
OR: 139
Days: 47

Trainer Jamie Snowden on Friday is looking to have a winner at Kelso today over the jumps, sending just one runner to the Scottish track on the day, which sees the handler make a 678 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.

In the Novices' Limited Handicap Chase at Kelso Jamie Snowden is looking to land the spoils with his only runner of the day at the track.

Thebannerkingrebel was a smart hurdler last season, winning three times over two miles and this season has been sent over fences, where things just have not clicked yet.

Although winning on his chase debut, it was at Plumpton in a two runner race with the only other runner in the race unseating.

Last time out when pitched into a proper race he unfortunately fell with a fair bit of the race to go, but if he can build on his debut run and also hurdle form, he could be a nice chaser.

Jamie Snowden is a trainer that loves bringing his horses this far currently running at a 33% strike rate with his horses having 10 winners from 33 travellers.

Thebannerkingrebel also has some other things in his favour today with Snowden also having a superb course record at Kelso, having three winners from five horses this season which poses a 60% win rate.