4 Long distance travellers to keep onside for Monday’s racing

Marracudja scoring at Musselburgh 3/2/18

A new week begins on Monday and we have four meetings to look forward too. Musselburgh, Plumpton and Chelmsford host the afternoon action, before Wolverhampton takes over in the evening.

We’ll have horse racing tips for all four meetings, including a NAP of the Day and Lucky 15 tips! We’ll be focusing on the long distance travellers in this piece, however.

It’s always interesting when trainers send their horses a long distance to take up engagements. It can be a costly and obviously time-consuming exercise, so it certainly isn’t taken lightly. There are several horses make huge journeys on Monday, and we’ve highlighted them below.

Please note, there may be horses who have travelled longer for their engagements than those listed. We’ve listed the four we feel are worth paying close attention too, best of luck if you choose to follow them!


12.15 Musselburgh – Good Bye (392 miles)

Milton Harris sends two runners on the 392-mile journey from Warminster to Musselburgh, the longest journey of any horses in the UK on Monday. His biggest chance looks to be Good Bye, who makes his handicap debut in the opener.

He’s shown ability in four hurdling starts thus far and now makes his handicap debut upped significantly in distance. Given how he was outpaced over two miles, that looks a very good move. His opening mark is certainly fair and there’s plenty to like about his chances.

3.15 Musselburgh – Jinty (390 miles)

One of several horses making the journey to Musselburgh from Ireland, Jinty bids to break her maiden for Andrew Slattery in the concluding bumper.

She showed plenty of ability on debut back in July, tanking into that Roscommon contest, doing all her best work in the closing stages and ultimately finishing never-nearer.

She’s entitled to have taken a big step forward from that effort and she’s been found a good looking opportunity by her trainer. If she does make the expected improvement after an absence, she’s an obvious contender.

3.55 Chelmsford – Lady Alavesa (215 miles)

One of two horses making the long journey down from North Yorkshire, Lady Alavesa was beaten just half a length in course and distance event two starts ago.

She disappointed at Newcastle when last seen, but a return to Chelmsford can help matters. Her record at this venue reads 23522, which bodes extremely well.

Placed over course and distance off this rating back in March, she looks poised for a big run at very tempting odds.

4.40 Wolverhampton – Fashion Advice (272 miles)

A winner at Catterick as a two-year-old, Fashion Advice has run well without scoring in 2020. She went down by a head in a three-way photo at Musselburgh back in October, racing off a pound lower today.

She’s gone close on both her subsequent starts, latterly at Newcastle where she was only collared in the final 110 yards. Remaining lightly-raced and dropped a pound in the ratings, this consistent filly holds a strong chance in the opening contest.


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