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ECHO bolts up at Pontefract

Echo Of Lightning: pictured winning at Musselburgh last month

ECHO OF LIGHTNING bolted up in the Riu Hotels And Resorts Ladies Day Veterans Handicap at Pontefract yesterday under a good ride by Ben Robinson.

Racing went ahead following a precautionary inspection due to the persistent rain during the 24 hours leading up to raceday but resulted in a bunch of non-runners and Echo Of Lightning faced only three rivals in the one mile contest.

Away well, he moved over towards the inside rail and got a nice lead off Chiswick Bey before moving along side as they turned for home, still travelling strongly two out. Taking it up with over a furlong to run, he soon put daylight between himself and the others, staying on well to score by five lengths despite being eased down as Ben looked around half a furlong from home.

A seven-year-old gelding by Echo Of Light, owned in partnership by Victoria Greetham and Emily Beasley, he’s been in good form of late and was notching up his second win of the season following success at Musselburgh last month.