Tuesday, 24 January 2017 20:10

Doncaster Sky Bet Lightning Novices' Chase

The Doncaster Sky Bet Lightning Novices' Chase takes place on Saturday 28th January this week and we will be providing ratings for the race. With a tidy winner’s purse of over £19,000 it will be a good race to make a statement in as the season starts to kick back into gear.

The turf surface currently has a going prediction of Good to Soft, Good in places. With only 6 runners in the race this year and with many of the horses in good form it may be a tricky one to pick out a winner.


One horse in particular that is looking to make a step up in class is A Hare Breath. With a previous race win in the Bangor Bet Novices' Chase, trainer Ben Pauling was reported by Sky Sports News as saying:

"He has been given a mark of 147 over fences after his first run, which rules him out of a lot of handicaps.

"There is a race at Leicester on the 24th for him or there is the Lightning at Doncaster. He would run in one of those.

"Off 147 he should be competitive in the Lightning, as long as Min or Altior don't turn up."


It will be interesting to see how this race plays out, be sure to sign up to our service to receive the race ratings!


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