Cape Kidnappers Heads 2014 Lightning Handicap Field & Odds

June 5, 2014

Cape Kidnappers Heads 2014 Lightning Handicap Field & Odds

Kelly Schweida’s local sprinter Cape Kidnappers is shortie in the markets for one of the support races on Stradbroke Handicap Day this Saturday, the Lightning Handicap 2014.

Cape Kidnappers

Cape Kidnappers shoots for their second Brisbane feature win on the trot in Saturday's Lightning Handicap 2014. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Lightly raced with just the dozen starts to their name despite being a rising seven-year-old, injury-prone Commands gelding Cape Kidnappers was only stepped up to stakes company for the first time two back on May 10.

They jumped awkwardly from the barriers in the Listed Bribie Handicap (1100m) however and after running wide throughout the Doomben feature could only manage to run seventh.

It was a much improved run then for their return to the track a fortnight later in the Listed Chief De Beers (1100m) where they won for the eighth time to give them a tidy 67% win rate.

Now they go to Eagle Farm, where they haven’t raced since winning a Class 6 back in April of 2012 before spending a year on the sidelines, this weekend for a shot at back-to-back Black-Types.

They are one of 13 in the mix for this year’s $100,000 Listed Evergreen Turf Lightning Handicap (1000m), running as Eagle Farm Race 4 at 1:10pm.

In the latest Lightning Handicap odds Cape Kidnappers is clear favourite at $2.60, Damian Browne retaining the ride with the top fancy going up one kilo from their last start to 56.5kg.

Looking in peak fitness with their continued leg injury going well for now, Cape Kidnappers is earmarked for a run in the Group 3 WJ Healy Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm on Tattersall’s Tiara Day, June 21, if all goes well on Saturday.

Two of their rivals are also under $10 in the Lightning Handicap markets with Howmuchdoyouloveme ($4.80) and Big Money ($6) with the inside alley.

Back under the care of Con Karakatsanis, Written Tycoon five-year-old Howmuchdoyouloveme comes off some hit-and-miss Sydney form.

Most recently they ran sixth behind Terravista in the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m) at Warwick Farm in early March, their nice first-up record (5-3-1-1) suggesting they will have benefited from the break between runs.

They may have freshness on their side but they do give plenty of weight away as the 61kg topweight with Blake Shinn to ride from barrier eight.

Timothy Bell’s mount Big Money meanwhile gets in on the 54kg, a very nice drop back from the 58.5kg they carried to victory in a Benchmark 75 over 1100m at Scone on May 17.

That was their second win on the trot, the Choisir four-year-olds’ good recent form earning them this step up in class on a big race day in Brisbane.

Other notable hopes then include Desleigh Forster’s Chief De Beers runner-up Adebisi ($11) with 58kg in barrier four, resuming Easy Rocking four-year-old Rocky King ($11), the John Thompson-trained Bribie Handicap second placegetter Metallurgical ($13) and even Bribie winner Pure Purrfection ($18) out to atone for their seventh in the Chief De Beers last time out.

Check out the full Lightning Handicap 2014 field, barriers, jockeys, weights and fixed win odds below – prices provided online at where you’ll be rewarded with a bonus bet valued up to $250 as a first-time depositing customer!

2014 Lightning Handicap Field & Odds

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