On Friday, trainer Rae Guest will be looking to have a winner up at Newcastle, sending just the one runner on a 500 mile round trip from his Chestnut Tree Stables down in Newmarket up to Gosforth Park.
Whenever we see any yard travel a fair way with one of their runners we like to highlight it, as we believe they would not be travelling all that distance if they did not believe they have a real chance of collecting some prize money along the way.
The yard have enjoyed plenty of previous success at the track, having brought up 12 winners and 10 places from just 60 previous runners, resulting in a healthy level-stakes return of +10.18, which only bodes well with regards to her chances in this contest.
Although unable to shed her maiden tag thus far, this daughter of Kodiac has shaped with a fair amount of promise on all four starts, and after going close over this trip at Wolverhampton last time, the booking of William Buick today suggests connections may be hopeful she can go one place better now stepping down in grade.
Her latest second was her first go in a handicap and having shaped like that mark wasn’t beyond her on that occasion, she looks sure to go well again up only 1lb for that run.
Big player and any market confidence should be noted.