Trainer Sends Just One Horse On The 490 Mile Round Trip Up To Newcastle

Newcastle (AW) - September 23 2021
Newcastle (AW) 15:50
Tom Eaves

Colonial Love

Tom Eaves
Hugo Palmer
Age: 3
Weight: 9-8
OR: 71
Days: 13

A trainer on Friday is looking to have a winner at Newcastle on the all-weather, sending just one runner on the journey up North, which sees the handler make a 490 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.

Hugo Palmer has an eye-catching 26% strike rate with horses travelling at least this distance and an equally impressive 27% strike rate at Newcastle (AW) this season.

His runner, Colonial Love, was a ready winner on handicap debut for her first time step up to the 12f trip last time out, shaping as though there was plenty more to come from the runner.

She is a well fancied front runner in the market for todays contest and a 5lb hike in the weights for last times win, doesn't appear to be enough to halt her progressions here.