Lombo to light up Adelaide

Eight-year-old gelding Lombo Flashlight has gone interstate tonight in search of another victory.

The pacer, a winner at two of his past three outings, takes on a field of South Australians in the $8500 Lakeside Nissan Multicultural Claiming Cup at Adelaide’s Globe Derby Park.

Lombo Flashlight has drawn well in the number three alley and will be handled by up-and-coming junior reinsman Joshua Holberton.

After an eye-catching win at Melton on March 18, Lombo Flashlight didn’t enjoy a great deal of luck at Echuca when 6th, before bouncing back into the winner’s circle at Mildura on April 7.

Tony said the gelding had continued to thrive on a combined workload of jogging on his heavy sand track and a swimming regime.

“He certainly has his head in the game at the moment and fingers crossed he puts up a solid performance in Adelaide,” he said.

Lombo Flashlight, a winner of 17 races from 92 starts for a purse of more than $112,000, is owned by enthusiastic long-time owners Martin and Kaye Hartnett, of Melbourne.


The claiming feature event has attracted a handy field with the hardest to beat being Big Gorilla, with Jaydens Castle and Cheap Tint also in the mix.