On Saturday, trainer Sir Michael Stoute will be looking to continue his strong recent form with a winner over at Newcastle, sending just the one runner on the 488 mile round trip from his yard down in Newmarket up to Gosforth Park.
Whenever we see any yard travel a fair distance with just the one runner, we like to highlight it, as we believe they would not be coming all that way if they did not believe their runner had a real chance.
HASTY SAILOR is lightly-raced for a four-year-old, but the Newmarket handler is known for being patient with his horses and like many from this yard may only improve with age.
After his first two career runs left a fair bit to be desired, he finally came good on his first start in handicaps, with the wind op he received prior to that seemingly doing the trick and despite running a bit below form when only third on his return at Doncaster last month he may have needed it on his return and should be spot on for this.
The ten-time Champion Trainer boasts an impressive 37% strike rate when travelling this far with his horses having had an astonishing 72 winners from 196 runners throughout his career, which of course only adds to the claims of this son of Fastnet Rock.
His chance is there for all to see.