Licklighter leads charge at Perth on Saturday

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LAURA MORGAN is expecting a big run from Licklighter in the feature race on BRAW! Raceday at Perth on Saturday.


The Leicestershire raider, who will be partnered by Adam Wedge, is in a small, but select, line-up for the £15,000 Join Racing TV Now Handicap Chase (For The Kilmany Cup).


Morgan said: “I think he has a great chance and he is in really savage form at home. His last run was over hurdles and we might try and nick a novice hurdle later on once he reaches a point when his handicap mark gets too high over fences.


“He used to be trained in Ireland and he came to us in late 2019 after costing £9,000 at the sales. We’re only just getting him to settle better and the first time we tried him at this trip of three miles, he won well at Southwell.”


The opposition to Licklighter includes Irish visitors Flinck and Cuneo, trained by Colin McBratney and Denise Foster respectively, and Keith Dalgleish’s five-time course winner Amalfi Doug.


Walton On The Wolds-based Morgan also saddles Hasankey and Global Jackpot as she bids to add to her tally of five winners at Britain’s most northernly venue.


Last season’s champion conditional rider Danny McMenamin has four mounts on the seven-race card starting with Jim Goldie-trained Tara Kay in the opening Racing Is Everyones Sport #Racingwithpride Maiden Hurdle.


The first of seven Saturday afternoon races at Perth is off at 1pm with all the action live on Racing TV.