Light Burst is venturing into the unknown regarding the grade of the race (0-85), mainly because there isn’t any 0-80 handicaps this side of Christmas. The draw is also unkind (11 of 12)
However he is a horse that was improving rapidly before being forced onto the sidelines via soft ground and the inability to get him into races because of the plethora of entries. He has been enjoying a well-earned break
Fortunately, Light Burst is in the easier of the two divisions and quite a few of his opponents are out of form. There is also plenty of pace in the contest which should enable Shane to get cover and ride a race that suits him.
Regardless of the result Light Burst will run again at Kempton on Thursday, after which I will know whether we have a horse capable of progressing to listed class or a badly handicapped horse who needs claiming from. He is a horse that I like a lot.