Stepped up to three miles for the first time, Licklighter put in an impressive performance to win under Brian Hughes. A welcome win for loyal owner Paul Read who has had horses with Laura from the start of her training career.
LICKLIGHTER proved suited by this step up in trip. Always travelling with purpose down the inside, he was held onto as long as possible by his rider and fairly sprinted clear when given the office after two out. He will get a fair whack in the weights for this but surely has more to give over marathon trips on summer ground.