chain lightning


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chain lightning

[′chān ‚līt·niŋ]
(geophysics)
A rare form of lightning in a long zigzag or apparently broken line.
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Newmarket David Milnes Labarinto (3.05 Newbury, nap) Upped 4lb for his defeat of Chain Lightning at Goodwood in July, Sir Michael Stoute's improver is refreshed after a short break and has been pleasing in his recent work on the Limekilns.
Making his return to action - also his first start for Roger Varian - in a Sandown handicap last month, the black colt finished an unlucky second to Chain Lightning.
He beat Chain Lightning at Goodwood last time and that horse ran a blinding race at Doncaster to be beaten a neck by Club Oceanic.
He finished runner-up to Fallen Idol in the Variety Club Stakes Handicap at Sandown 28 days ago and the form has been advertised with the fourth (Ramona Chase) and sixth (Circumvent) both winning decent handicaps at Goodwood last weekend, while fifth Chain Lightning was beaten only a quarter of a length in a competitive handicap at Doncaster nine days ago.
2.15 Sandown Sporting (50:30:20:10) 11-14 Chain Lightning, 9-12 Forte Dei Marmi (NR), Arch Fire, 8-11 Fallen House, Cai Shen, Malthouse, 7-9 Licence To Till, 6-8 Classic Punch, Circumvent, Beaumont's Party, 5-7 Prince Of Johanne, 4-6 Silver Grey, 3-5 Ramona Chase, Rock The Stars, 2-4 Emerald Wilderness.
Chain Lightning 2.15 Sandown Richard Hannon's colt hasn't won nearly as many races as his talent merits and there may well be an attitude issue when you consider he's finished a narrow runnerup (beaten less than a length) in half of his eight starts.