Trainer Sends Just One Runner On A 466 Mile Round Trip To Catterick

Catterick - October 15 2021
Catterick 12:20
Paul Hanagan

Bint Elmalek

Paul Hanagan
Charles Hills
Age: 2
Weight: 9-0
Days: 21

On Saturday, trainer Charlie Hills will be looking to land a winner over in North Yorkshire, sending just the one runner on a 466 mile round trip over to Catterick from his yard down in Lambourn.

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.

When travelling at least this distance with one of their runners the yard have done particularly well in the past, having notched an impressive 74 winners from 375 runners in total (20% strike rate), and given the stable showed signs of a return to form again yesterday, they could be about to record another victory with this promising two-year-old.

There a number of rivals in this content who arrive with a chance, given the nature of the race, but this filly hails from a smart family and having shaped with an abundance of promise in a better race than this when third on racecourse debut at Newmarket last month, her claims are as good as any in this contest.

This daughter of Kingman represents a stable that excel with their juveniles at this time of year and given her sire has a good record at the track plenty of improvement is to be expected of her second time up, with Paul Hanagan taking the ride for his old ownership team.

Big chance.