chain lightning

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Synonyms for chain lightning

a form of lightning that moves rapidly in a zigzag path with one end divided (fork-like)

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He finished runner-up to Fallen Idol in the Variety Club Stakes Handicap at Sandown 28 days ago and the form has been advertised with the fourth (Ramona Chase) and sixth (Circumvent) both winning decent handicaps at Goodwood last weekend, while fifth Chain Lightning was beaten only a quarter of a length in a competitive handicap at Doncaster nine days ago.
He beat Chain Lightning at Goodwood last time and that horse ran a blinding race at Doncaster to be beaten a neck by Club Oceanic.
Chain Lightning (right): beaten less than a length on four occasions
15 Sandown Sporting (50:30:20:10) 11-14 Chain Lightning, 9-12 Forte Dei Marmi (NR), Arch Fire, 8-11 Fallen House, Cai Shen, Malthouse, 7-9 Licence To Till, 6-8 Classic Punch, Circumvent, Beaumont's Party, 5-7 Prince Of Johanne, 4-6 Silver Grey, 3-5 Ramona Chase, Rock The Stars, 2-4 Emerald Wilderness.
Richard Hannon, trainer of Chain Lightning "It looks wide open, but, although Chain Lightning ran well in the Britannia at Royal Ascot, this longer trip is what he wants.