Trainer Sends Just One Horse On The 452 Mile Round Trip To Sandown

Sandown - July 21 2021
Sandown 14:20
Joanna Mason

Old News

Joanna Mason
Linda Stubbs
Age: 4
Weight: 9-11
OR: 73
Days: 8

Trainer Linda Stubbs on Thursday is looking to have a winner at Sandown on the flat, sending just one runner to the Esher based track on the day, which sees the handler make a 452 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 her horses this far currently running at a strike rate of 17% during her career having had six winners from 36 runners.

The four year old OLD NEWS seems to be in fine fettle of late and gets an added bonus in his run for this race by going off the same mark as his superb second last time out.

This is the last event he will run off a mark of 73, going up to 75 next time out and that could be the difference for him in this event.

His second last time out when just being beaten in a photo-finish is some of the leading form in the race and the same handy 3lb claimer gets on board.