Horses To Follow » Seemorelights


Seemorelights ran well for a long way in the two-and-a-half-mile handicap chase at Newcastle on Saturday. Prominent from early, he jumped well, and moved to the front at the eighth fence. He tired from there, however, as lack of a recent run probably took it toll, and he just kept on over the last three fences to finish fourth, beaten a total of 14 lengths by Fortified Bay and Informateur.

This was Seemorelights’ third run back after a long break, and it was his first run since he finished third behind the talented Marown in a novices’ chase at Ayr in mid-December. Weak in the market beforehand, he travelled and jumped well through his race before he tired. The handicapper dropped him by 1lb for this to a mark of 124 and, rated 128 over hurdles, he has the potential to go beyond that mark over fences. He is nine years old now, but he is a lightly-raced nine-year-old, he has raced just six times over hurdles and just three times now over fences. Sandy Thomson’s horse goes well on soft ground and, while he is not bred for stamina, he has run well over staying trips over hurdles, so he could progress for a step up in trip now over fences.
Newcastle, 27th February 2021