First Winner For Lightning Spear At Chepstow

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Tweenhills Farm and Stud's Lightning Spear (GB) (by Pivotal {GB}) became the latest first-season sire to get off the mark in 2022 when the Eve Johnson Houghton-trained Greased Lightning (GB) scored on debut at Chepstow. Sent to post as a 6-1 shot, Anthony Pye-Jeary and David Ian's chestnut quickly recovered from a tardy start to occupy the perfect stalking position on the rail in the card's seven-furlong maiden. Having to go around the front trio inside the last two furlongs, he gained the advantage 50 yards from the line en route to a neck verdict over Evolicatt (GB) (Massaat {Ire}). The unraced dam is a half to three black-type winners including the G3 Prix de Conde and G3 Prix La Force winner High Rock (Ire) (Rock of Gibraltar {Ire}) and the G3 Prix Andre Baboin scorer Homeland (Fr) (Highest Honor {Fr}). Also connected to the G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains-winning sire Silver Frost (Ire) and the G2 Grand Prix de Chantilly winner Spiritjim (Fr) (Galileo {Ire}), her yearling colt is by City Light (Fr).

2nd-Chepstow, £7,300, Mdn, 6-28, 2yo, 7f 16yT, 1:24.01, gd.
GREASED LIGHTNING (GB) (c, 2, Lightning Spear {GB}–How High The Sky {Ire}, by Danehill Dancer {Ire}) Sales history: 26,000gns Ylg '21 TATOCT. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $4,835.
O-Anthony Pye-Jeary and David Ian; B-Whatton Manor Stud & Robert Cornelius (GB); T-Eve Johnson Houghton.

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