Lightentertainment has won a couple of times on good going, so testing conditions aren’t a necessity and he can make his presence felt in the Apollobet Mobile Games Handicap Hurdle (3.15) at Haydock on Wednesday. Chris Gordon’s 7-year-old drops back into 0-135 company after finishing tenth, beaten 23 lengths, in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury last month. The way he stayed on strongly to beat Dell’ Arca over 2 miles 1 furlong on his previous start at Cheltenham in January suggested a return to 2 miles 4 furlong would suit him and he is just 4lb higher in the weights this time.
The King’s Theatre gelding was unlucky not to complete a six-timer, winning five of his six starts between May and January and going down by a nose on the other. He’s already gone up 33lb since his winning run started, but appears to face an easier assignment than he has on his last two starts and can return to the winners’ enclosure. Interestingly, Chris Gordon hasn’t had a runner at Haydock during the last five seasons, so the fact that he’s sent Lightentertainment to the Newton-le-Willows track may be significant.
Wednesday Selection: Haydock 3.15 Lightentertainment to win