Racing Post Lightning Novices' Chase (Grade 2)

  • (Class 1, 10 runners)
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
00-5311
Royal blue, white cross belts, white sleeves, orange armlets, orange cap, white star Desert Cry (IRE) 24
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:
  • Form: 00-5311
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 D McCain Jnr 139
CD 415523
Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap His Excellency 30
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 415523
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 151
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 D Pipe T Scudamore 151
CD 1/12-P14
  • Form: 1/12-P14
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 J Ewart 133
CD 2P32-11
WHITE, DARK BLUE star, sleeves and cap Majala (FR) 35
  • T:T R George
  • J:
  • Form: 2P32-11
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 T R George 145
CD 1/5B1-F1
Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Module (FR) 28
  • T:T R George
  • J:
  • Form: 1/5B1-F1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 146
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 T R George 146
CD 1232-11
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Overturn (IRE) 17
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 1232-11
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire
CD 50-0531
Red, White hooped sleeves Shadows Lengthen 15
  • T:M W Easterby
  • J:
  • Form: 50-0531
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 M W Easterby 133
CD 1116-11
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Tap Night (USA) 24
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:
  • Form: 1116-11
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell
CD 620-545
Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Toner D'Oudairies (FR) 28
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:
  • Form: 620-545
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 G Elliott 130
CD 051-PF2
Red, yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves and cap Un Guet Apens (FR) 24
  • T:J Ewart
  • J:
  • Form: 051-PF2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
5 151 10-11 J Ewart 122

In depth

Formwatch

Majala (FR) 5-2 (11-3) With leader, led 3rd, mistake 4 out, challenged 2 out, ran on strongly (one fence omitted), won at Haydock 2m nov chs (2) hvy in Dec beating Ohio Gold (10-12) by 8l, 5 ran.

Desert Cry (IRE) 5-4fav (11-12) Held up in 4th, mistake 7th, headway next, led 2 out, ridden out, won at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy beating Kudu Country (11-11) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.

His Excellency 7-1 (10-13) Held up, jumped left at times, no impression when not fluent 4 out, progress from after 3 out to take 2nd after 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 5, 16l behind Sanctuaire (11-10) at Kempton 2m Grade 2 chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec.

Module (FR) 7-2 (11-0) Took keen hold, chased leader, hit 7th, challenged from 4 out, led 2 out, clear approaching last, pushed along and kept on well flat, won at Newbury 2m 2f nov chs (3) hvy in Dec beating Colour Squadron (11-0) by 6l, 5 ran.

Lets Get Serious (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Prominent, mistake 10th, chased leader 12th until approaching 4 out, no impression from next, 4th of 7, 13l behind Bocciani (10-11) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft.

Overturn (IRE) 2-9fav (11-7) Made all, jumped well, quickened clear after 3 out, ran on strongly, eased towards finish, won at Doncaster 2m 3f nov chs (4) gs beating Conquisto (11-7) by 25l, 4 ran.

Shadows Lengthen 2-1 (11-0) In touch in 4th, went 3rd from 4th, chased leader last, ridden to lead run-in, kept on to draw clear, won at Sedgefield 2m nov chs 0-125 (4) hvy beating Granville Island (11-0) by 7l, 5 ran.

Tap Night (USA) 4-9fav (11-0) Held up in 4th, closed 8th, soon went 3rd, shaken up after jumping slightly slowly 3 out, picked up well and led on bit after next, eased clear from last, won at Ayr 2m nov chs (4) hvy beating Un Guet Apens (10-10) by 5l, 4 ran.

Toner D'Oudairies (FR) 13-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 2 out, kept on same pace from before last, 5th of 12, 12l behind Lord Windermere (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 3f beg chs sft in Dec.

Un Guet Apens (FR) 3-1 (10-10) Took keen hold and held up in last pair, headway on inside to get in behind leaders 8th, in rear and outpaced 13th, left poor 4th 2 out, tailed off, 4th of 5, 42l behind Nuts N Bolts (11-0) at Ayr 2m 4f beg chase (4) sft.