Sweet Lightning aiming to strike twice in Lincoln
SNOW may have led to the postponement of the Lincoln at Doncaster, but there are no problems for the Irish equivalent at the Curragh, with Sweet Lightning bidding to create history and win both races.
Successful on Town Moor in 2011, the eight-year-old has not won since then, but finished third over course and distance in the Irish Cambridgeshire last August, and trainer Tommy Carmody said: "He seems fit and well and ran well on similar ground at the track last year."
The going is officially described as heavy, with Tom Dascombe hoping Anton Chigurh can become the first British-trained winner of the race. The four-year-old won his last two starts last September, and Dascombe said: "He is in good form and will love the ground."
In Britain, there is jumps racing at Wincanton and an all-weather fixture at Lingfield.