Trainer travels 510-mile round trip to Newcastle with one horse

Withold wins the Northumberland Plate

It’s another jumpers bumpers card at Newcastle on Wednesday. A fascinating puzzle for punters so any trends and stats that can help point to the potential winners are always helpful. Chepstow will have to pass an inspection on Wednesday morning to race but Newbury, Dundalk and Southwell don’t anticipate any issues.

The north east track is where we are concentrating here with a Herefordshire yard sending just a single runner on a 500+ mile round trip for a race worth just £2,274 to the winner. We will have free horse racing tips for all of Wednesday’s cards on the site on Tuesday evening.

12.15 Newcastle – Watch Off The Fence On Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

It’s not often that Michael Scudamore sends runners up to Newcastle. Just 25 so far in his training career which has produced 8 winners at a 32% clip. The yard have a 10% strike rate across every single runner which climbs to 29% when they send runners this far and as already mentioned, 32% at this particular track.

KARLIE is the runner for the yard on the card on Wednesday, winner of a bumper at Taunton on good to firm ground in October. She won a point last spring on deep ground so she is clearly an adaptable type with regards to underfoot conditions. That bodes well for her chances here.

Things were too hot for her in a Listed contest last time out which is easy enough to excuse, taking on a lesser field of rivals on this occasion. She kept plugging away on that occasion, shaping as if this stiffer track would suit. That shouldn’t be a surprise given her point success over three miles.

Her Grand-dam is Zenith who was owned by The Queen. She threw a smart type in Locksmith who was a Grade 2 winning chaser as a novice so there is a nice mix of speed and stamina in Karlie’s pedigree. She went for £42,000 at the sales last July and she could add a little more to her future value here.

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