Trainer Sends Just The One Runner On A 530 Mile Round Trip To Redcar

Redcar - October 14 2021
Redcar 13:40
Trevor Whelan

Big Boy Bobby

Trevor Whelan
Roger Charlton
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
OR: 78
Days: 25

On Friday, trainer Roger Charlton will be bidding to notch a winner over in North Yorkshire, sending just the one runner on a 530 mile round trip to Redcar from his Beckhampton House Stables.

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 when travelling at least this far with one of their runners having landed an impressive 20 winners from 76 previous attempts, and given the yards current form this three-year-old could be about to land them another this afternoon.

This gelding has been rather hit and miss in his short career thus far, but he tackles a new trip this afternoon which could squeeze out extra improvement needed to go well and given he remains fairly lightly-raced further progress looks far from out of the question.

There is some doubt whether he will last home, but given he has at times showed a tendency to race keenly and often lacked gears within his races over shorter distances, this extra yardage should ensure he is able to settle within his race and in turn remain a lot more competitive at the business end of the race.

Given he has hit the frame the last twice off his current mark he doesn't appear handicapped out of things and although he is unproven under these softer conditions, if handling them he looks sure to play a leading role against his rivals today.