Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Starlight Won't Be Court

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Starlight Won't Be Court

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STARLIGHT COURT must have a fighting chance of success over hurdles at Southwell.

The Dan Skelton-trained six-year-old has not yet won for the Warwickshire handler, but he has done enough on a racecourse to warrant support in a race like this.

Starlight Court was a little too keen for his own good on his first two outings over hurdles, when fourth at Bangor and at Worcester.

But he upped his game on his handicap debut at Warwickshire in January to suggest he has quite a bit going for him at the Nottinghamshire circuit. Starlight Court came from well off the pace to finish third, beaten just five lengths, in a two-mile affair on soft ground. Skelton will have been particularly happy with that run as his representative seemed a fair bit more mature than on previous starts over hurdles.

He also ate up lots of ground late on to indicated that this step back up to two and a half miles for a novices' handicap hurdle will be just the ticket. …

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