Lightning Handicap Field – 2016

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.


No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
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.

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