Trainer Sends Just One Horse On 892 Mile Round Trip To Perth

Perth - April 22 2021
Perth 13:40
Kieren Buckley


Kieren Buckley
Nigel Hawke
Age: 8
Weight: 11-3
OR: 120
Days: 43

Trainer Alminar on Friday is looking to have a winner at Perth today over the jumps, sending just one runner to the Scottish based track on the day, which sees the handler make a 892 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.

The handler loves bringing his horses this far currently running at a strike rate of 19% this season having had nine winners from his 47 runners coming this far.

The Highland National Handicap Chase is one of the feature races at Perth's festival across the few days and Alminar could be a big player for Hawke.

The eight year old has been in and out of form this term, but last time out won nicely over a staying trip at Wincanton by 10 lengths and although up 5lb for that win a handy 7lb claimer takes the deficit off.