The Lightning Handicap 2023 Race Details

Race 4 at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday the 3rd of June 2023.

The Lightning Handicap is a Listed race held at Eagle Farm Racecourse and is run over 1000 metres. It is run under quality handicap conditions. The total prize money is $160,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Lightning Handicap page.

Hong Kong Horse Race

The Lightning Handicap 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Open race with plenty of hopes. Spacewalk rocketed home last start and was a good thing beat. Just about wins this race with a clean crack at them and suitable run in transit. Malkovich will take luck out of the equation and land on the speed while Athelric bounced back to its best last start and maps to get the right run from barrier 1. Godolphin hold a strong hand with 2 of the market elects being first and second favoruites.

Lightning Handicap 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Athelric (1)

Lucky to win last start against Quantico but that looks the right form for this and drawn well on the rails. Should get the perfect trial behind the leaders and will prove hard to hold out at the business end of things.

2. Malkovich (4)

Just fair last start. Has a few lengths to find on Athelric and did get all the favours fresh. In the mix.

3. Simply Fly (11)

Doing a bit wrong lately. Prefer others.

4. Mishani Sniper (13)

In rare form right now and can give a bold sight despite the wide draw. Goes in the mix.

5. Archer’s Paradox (15)

Likeable second up and has a good record on this track. Can lob on the speed and give a strong sight.

6. Better Get Set (12)

Market watch fresh. Will need luck from the draw but good enough to go close.

7. Le Palmier (10)

No luck last start and just needs luck at the right time to figure in this. Ticking along well and should give a bold sight.

8. Petronius (5)

Market watch fresh. Hasn’t won for a while but can give a bold sight in this. Goes close.

9. Rubiquitous (3)

Maps well and had an excellent last prep. Should get a dream run in transit with the light weight and was unlucky fresh last prep. Winning hope.

10. Red Rubi (2)

Market watch fresh

11. Spacewalk (8)

Good thing beaten last run after showing a booming turn of foot. A horse that always needs luck but can win this if it finds any whatsoever.

12. Superare (16)  – SCRATCHED

13e. Perseids (14)

Can’t have.

14e. Glorious Ruby (7)

Prefer others.

15e. Deepour (6)

Superb last prep and well placed in this if they run here.

16e. Reliable Ruby (9)

This looks too tough.

Lightning Handicap 2023 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
11 Spacewalk 1 Athelric
9 Rubiquitous 4 Mishani Sniper
1 Athelric 2 Malkovich
2 Malkovich 8 Petronius

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Queensland Oaks 2023 (Eagle Farm 2200m)

Magic Millions National Classic 2023 (Eagle Farm 1600m)

Group 2 Moreton Cup 2023 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Listed Queensland Day Stakes 2023 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Listed The Phoenix 2023 (Eagle Farm 1500m)

Listed Spear Chief Handicap 2023 (Eagle Farm 1500m)

Listed ATC Winter Cup 2023 (Rosehill 2400m)

Listed Raconteur Stakes 2023 (Belmont 1400m)

Lightning Handicap 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 8 Petronius
2nd 1 Athelric 0.84 length
3rd 15e Deepour 2.41 lengths
4th 9 Rubiquitous 2.46 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 11. Spacewalk, 12. Superare, 13e. Perseids, 16e. Reliable Ruby.