The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Lightning Handicap which is to be run at Townsville racecourse on Friday 29th, April 2016. View the Lightning Handicap Field.
|1||CRAIGLEA CRUZ||Steven Royes||Graham Kliese||11||60.5kg|
|2||BLAME GAME||Roy Chillemi||Wanderson D’Avila||13||58kg|
|3||CHEVAL ARGENTE||Janel Ryan||Peter Cullen||2||57.5kg|
|4||ACCIDENTAL||Terry Butts||Nathan Day||4||56.5kg|
|5||CHATEAU DETTORI||Trevor Rowe||David J Simmons||7||55kg|
|6||BAR ATTACK||Trevor Rowe||Ms Sonja Wiseman||6||54.5kg|
|7||MORE THAN A SONG||Ben Williams||Jeffrey Felix||12||54.5kg|
|8||CHARCOAL MELODY||Allan Jenkinson||David Hayse||9||54kg|
|9||ISA TALA||Darryl Johnston||Ms Nicole Vuille (a)||1||54kg|
|10||HOTEL PARADISO||Bill Kenning||Andrew Spinks||8||54kg|
|11||NATURAL DANCER||Joao Campeao||Martin Haley (a)||5||54kg|
|12||MIATA||Roy Chillemi||Stephen Wilson||10||54kg|
|13||ONE BAR NONE||Bub Baker||Ms Bonnie Thomson||3||54kg|
Luke Nolen has had two days shaved off a careless riding ban on appeal.
Nolen fronted the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board on Wednesday appealing the eight-meeting ban handed out at Caulfield last Saturday.
Racing Victoria stewards found Nolen guilty of careless riding in the Selangor Turf Club Handicap when he shifted out at the 700m mark.
Nolen was appealing both the stewards decision to suspend him and the severity of the ban.
The RAD Board dismissed his appeal against conviction but reduced the ban by two days.
On top of what is now a six-meeting Caulfield suspension, Nolen has a further six-meeting ban from Monday’s Flemington meeting.
Nolen will miss next week’s Warrnambool three-day carnival but will be back for the Group One meeting in Adelaide on May 7.