Lightening Sky expected to prevail in Killeen Sports Grounds Handicap Hurdle
Lightening Sky is expected to win the Killeen Sports Grounds Handicap Hurdle at Ballinrobe in Ireland on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. The race will start at 18:25 GMT and the overall distance to cover for all participants will be 2 miles, which will definitely
test their stamina to some extent.
The event has attracted 31 runners and their names are as follows: Lightening Sky, Rohans Bay, Carpenter, Mark Me Up, Coolking, Imperial Joey, Sacre Malta, Tynaghs Trooper, Fairymount Lord, Our Nana Rose, Fantastic Gold, Mullaghwillin Boy, Thepartysover,
A New Story, Rowanville Lady, Sids Choice, Charleville, Mac Tigue, Blaze Of Fire, Sir Ector, The Gnathologist, Narjawa, Bank The Bucks, Theonewiththeleg, Our Ollie, He Is Top Class, Kennysprincess, Carnkirk, Atlas Peak, Mellow Manner and Live Trade.
Looking at the experience of Lightening Sky, the bookies might award her with the best odds for the race. She is a decent performer and has done well in races over hurdles, thus the punters will also be looking forward to place a few bets in her favour.
The nine-year-old mare does not have a good strike rate at all, which might work against her on Tuesday. She can be dominant on a given day, but lacks the winning consistency. She has taken part in 26 races over hurdles until now and has just managed to
win a couple of times and finished runner up once. In addition to that, she has also secured the third place on three occasions, which shows that she can fight at the front.
In her most recent outing, the Joseph Fox’s trainee was unable to make a big impression, as she finished 11th overall. She was up against some very good runners, but was still expected to fight for the top five positions. However, she disappointed
one and all with her lack of pace.
Lightening Sky is not carrying good rhythm at the moment and might struggle in the Killeen Sports Grounds Handicap Hurdle as well. However, she has the tools to win races regularly and might manage to break the shackles this time around.
Other than that, Rohans Bay, Carpenter, Mark Me Up, Coolking and Imperial Joey will also be the ones to watch out for in the race.