2024 Lightning Handicap Details

Race 4 at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday 8th June 2024.

The Lightning Handicap is a Listed race held at Sandown Racecourse and is run over 1000 metres. 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.

Lightning Handicap 2024 Preview

Track: Soft 5 Weather: Fine

Open race. Shooting For Gold doesn’t win out of turn but loves it here and may show these up. Petronius has been on the drift but is good enough. Golden Boom won well last start and no denying a second effort while Hardware Lane loves it heavy and gets conditions to suit. Xtravagant Star gets Kah and huge maket support. Goes in the mix.

2024 Lightning Handicap Runner by Runner

1. Shooting For Gold (17)

Hard to catch but loves it here and brings the class edge on this field. Good enough but risky odds.

2. Petronius (12)

Can’t have.

3. Rubiquitous (2)

This looks too tough.

4. King Kapa (3)

Can’t have.

5. Nettuno (1)


6. Deepour (15)

Prefer others.

7. Golden Boom (10)

Nice win last start with things against. Harder here but deserves respect and knows how to win.

8. Hardware Lane (14)

Wants it wet but keeps defying the odds and winning. Can win.

9. Le Melody (8)

Can’t have.

10. Xtravagant Star (5)

Maps well and heavily backed. Kah steers, gets a lovely run in transit and prior form is good.

11. Steady Ready (7)

Can’t have.

12. Shalaa’s Moment (9)

Winning machine with 3 in a row to date. Harder here but hard to deny. Can win again.

13. Flaming Conquest (11)

Can’t have.

14. Vodka Martini (4)

Superb record and can notch up another one. Up on speed runner who is hard to beat.

15. Navas Two (16)

Can’t have.

16. Bring Me Kash (13)

Prefer others.

17. Economics (6)

This looks too tough.

Lightning Handicap 2024 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
2 Petronius
1 Shooting For Gold
7 Golden Boom
8 Hardware Lane

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Queensland Oaks 2024 (Eagle Farm 2200m)

Group 2 Moreton Cup 2024 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Listed Queensland Day Stakes 2024 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Listed The Phoenix 2024 (Eagle Farm 1500m)

Listed Spear Chief Handicap 2024 (Eagle Farm 1500m)

Feature Magic Millions National Classic 2024 (Eagle Farm 1600m)

Listed Bob Charley AO Stakes (Randwick 1100m)

Listed Lord Mayor’s Cup (Randwick 2000m)

Listed Raconteur Stakes 2024 (Belmont 1400m)

2024 Lightning Handicap Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 11 Steady Ready
2nd 7 Golden Boom 1.97 lengths
3rd 3 Rubiquitous 2.1 lengths
4th 12 Shalaa’s Moment 2.14 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 5. Nettuno, 14e. Vodka Martini, 15e. Navas Two, 16e. Bring Me Kash, 17e. Economics.