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Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2018 Field

Race Time: 4:45 pm
February 17, 2018

1000m Race at Flemington Racecourse

1. Redzel (9)
J: Kerrin McEvoy
T: Peter & Paul Snowden
W: 58.5kg
Best Odds: $1.85
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COMMENT: Australiaā€™s current sprint champion coming off Group 1 wins in the Doomben 10000, The Everest and the Darley Classic over the straight trip at Flemington. Very good first up with 3 wins and 2 minor places from 6 starts and has placed in 4 of 5 over 1000m, winning 2. Very hard to catch with sectional splits consistently under 11 seconds between the 800 and 200m in all recent runs. Best time over 1000m 56.20 which he ran last try at the distance. Only getting faster.
2. Terravista (4)
J: Mark Zahra
T: Joseph Pride
W: 58.5kg
Best Odds: $8.00
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COMMENT: Won this race last year before not showing much in the Newmarket, TJ Smith or Moir Stakes. Gave Redzel a fright in the Darley Classic, coming from 10th with a massive run to miss by just 0.1L. Impeccable first up record, placing in 9 out of 10 starts, winning 6. Placed in 4 of 5 career starts over 1000m with a best time of 56.73. Slightly betters Redzelā€™s average and late speed over the distance in all runs.
3. Hey Doc (3)
J: Luke Currie
T: Tony McEvoy
W: 58.5kg
Best Odds: $10
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COMMENT: Coming off his 2nd group 1 win in the Manikato Stakes, beating In Her Time and Malaguerra, keeping in mind In Her Time ran a faster time than Redzel over the same distance on Everest Day. Another with a brilliant first up record of 3 wins from 4 starts, yet to miss a place. Hasnā€™t had a start over 1000m to date however has won over the straight here, winning 3 from 6 at Flemington. Ran a 60.75 over 1050 at Morphetville in 2016.
4. Redkirk Warrior (7)
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J: Regan Bayliss
T: David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
W: 58.5kg
Best Odds: $14
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COMMENT: Won the Newmarket Handicap when first up last year before taking out the Bobbie Lewis Quality, both over the straight here. Beaten by an aggregate of 7.5L by Redzel in his last 2 starts however. Placed in 4 from 6 races when first up however yet to race over 1000m. Has performed extremely will over 1200m in the past, running some tremendous late splits up to 1500m in distance.
5. Rock Magic (1)
J: Michael Dee
T: Chris Gangemi
W: 58.5kg
Best Odds: $23
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COMMENT: Yet to win a Group 1 however usually prominent behind very handy opposition, missing Super Cash by just 0.3L in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes last year. Almost got the better of Vega Magic when just 0.1L off the Everest runner up in the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes in 2016. Veteran galloper of 44 starts, has won 3 times when first up and placed in 5 of 8 over the distance, winning 3. Yet to break the 57 second barrier over 1000m with a best time of 58.48.
6. Ball Of Muscle (2)
J: Craig Williams
T: Joseph Pride
W: 58.5kg
Best Odds: $19
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COMMENT: Just 1.2L off In Her Time and Impending in the listed Sydney Stakes last year before winning the listed Mumm Stakes on this track and distance last start. Best average speed in the field going on all career runs. Was run down by Redzel in The Shorts last year after leading at the 400 to finish runner up. Has won 2 from 9 first up, placing in another 5. 3 wins over the distance with a best time of 56.88.
7. Supido (10)
J: Beau Mertens
T: Michael Kent
W: 58.5kg
Best Odds: $31
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COMMENT: Was almost 4L last in this race last year but has since won the Group 3 Monash Stakes over 1100m at Caulfield, as well finishing less then a length behind Redzel when he was beaten by English in the Challenge Stakes at Randwick in March last year. This horse is the straight specialist of the race, winning 4 of 5 at the track, aided by an incredible first up record of 5 wins and a 2nd from 7 starts. Has won over 1000m with a best time of 56.36, just shy of Redzelā€™s 56.20.
8. Missrock (6)
J: Damien Oliver
T: Robbie Laing
W: 56.5kg
Best Odds: $26
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COMMENT: Very strong late, look for Missrock to be hitting the line hard. Came from 12th to miss very handy Rich Charm by just 1L on this track in November. Has previously finished runner up in a group 1 with a good run behind Vega Magic in The Goodwood at Morphetville last year, beating Santa Ana Lane, Hey Doc, Black Heart Bart and Malaguerra. 4 from 5 first up, 2 wins at the distance and has won here over the straight. Ran a 57.38 last go over the distance, running consecutive sub 11-second splits between the 600 and 200m. Hit the line at 65.10 kp/h and can win a group 1 soon.
9. Super Too (5)
J: Stephen Baster
T: Marc Conners
W: 56.5kg
Best Odds: $34
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COMMENT: Knows one thing and that is to lead and not let anything past it. Coming off 2 Warwick farm trials, winning by a combined distance of almost 4L including a 1.3L win over She Will Reign. Broke the 1000m track record for Randwick in 55.72 before running away with it in a 955m race at the Valley. Was run down by Snitty Kitty last start over the distance however winning 5 from 7 over 1000m. 2 from 3 first up but unproven over the straight here. Very likely leader that runs similar splits to Redzel, very close to Black Caviar territory in record breaking run, almost getting below 10 seconds.
10. Formality (8)
J: Dwayne Dunn
T: David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
W: 53.5kg
Best Odds: $11
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COMMENT: Will carry just 53.5kg, after a very impressive run behind Merchant Navy in the Coolmore where she missed by just 0.3L. Beat both Alizee and Champagne Cuddles at Randwick last year, winning her only start over 1000m to date in a time of 58.24. Yet to have success at Flemington in just one start here but boasts 100% first up record. Very good 3-year-old filly that beat Jukebox in the Blue Sapphire.
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Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Information

The Black Caviar Lightning StakesĀ is one of the feature sprintĀ races in Australia, it is held at FlemingtonĀ racecourse each year over 1000m during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

The race is at Group 1 level and boasts a total prize pool of $7500,000 and is at Weight For AgeĀ conditions.

Formally known simply as the Lightning Stakes is run down the Flemington straight course.

The 2018 Black Caviar Lightning StakesĀ will be run on Saturday the 17th of February, 2018 at FlemingtonĀ racecourse.

Terravista – Black Caviar Lightning Stakes

HISTORY:

* First run in 1955 over straight five furlongs. 1000m from 1973.

* Registered name Lightning Stakes, renamed in 2013 as Black Caviar chased her third straight win.

* Held at Moonee Valley in 2007 and won by Miss Andretti as Flemington underwent track renovations.

NOTABLE WINNERS:

* Todman (1960), Sky High (1961/62), Wenona Girl (1963/64), Dual Choice (1971), Maybe Mahal (1977/78), River Rough (1984/85), Placid Ark (1987), Zeditave (1989), Shaftesbury Avenue (1991), Schillaci (1992/93), Mahogany (1995/97), Testa Rossa (2000), Choisir (2003), Fastnet Rock (2005), Takeover Target (2006), Scenic Blast (2009), Black Caviar (2011/12/13), Lankan Rupee (2015).

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Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Tips

Best Bet: Redzel $1.85
Best Long Shot: Hey Doc $10

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Winners

Year Winner
2017 Terravista
2016 Chautauqua
2015 Lankan Rupee
2014 Snitzerland
2013 Black Caviar
2012 Black Caviar
2011 Black Caviar
2010 Nicconi
2009 Scenic Blast
2008 Apache Cat
 

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Odds

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Field Odds
1. Redzel $1.85
2. Terravista $8.00
3. Hey Doc $10
4. Redkirk Warrior $14
5. Rock Magic $23
6. Ball Of Muscle $19
7. Supido $31
8. Missrock $26
9. Super Too $34
10. Formality $11
 
 

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes News

  • Redkirk Warrior wins Group One Lightning Stakes

    Redkirk Warrior could return to the country where he was foaled following his stunning first-up win in the Lightning Stakes at Flemington. Royal Ascot headhunter Nick Smith was at Flemington on Saturday and offered an invitation to Redkirk Warrior’s co-trainer David Hayes following the Group One win. Having won last... Read More »

     
  • Redkirk Warrior wins Lightning Stakes

    Imported sprinter Redkirk Warrior has claimed his second Australian Group One win, beating Redzel in a photo-finish to win the Group One Lightning Stakes at Flemington. Winner of the Group One Newmarket Handicap over the straight course last year, Redkirk Warrior ($10) came from the back of the field for... Read More »

     
  • Lightning Stakes Results and Replay ā€“ 2018

    View the results and replay for the 2018 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes. The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes was raced at Flemington racecourse on 17/2/2018. Replay: REDKIRK WARRIOR! Redzel's winning streak comes to an end in a thrilling G1 Black Caviar Lightning. #Flemington pic.twitter.com/fpvD4KdNia — 7HorseRacing šŸŽ (@7horseracing) February 17, 2018... Read More »

     
  • 17/2/2018 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Flemington, Black Caviar Lightning Stakes day

    Group l racing returns to Headquarters at Flemington this Sunday for Black Caviar Lightning Day, where Redzel is expected to kick off 2018 with a bang. The weather is fine, the track is good (3) and the rail is in the true position for the entire circuit.

     
  • Lightning Stakes Field ā€“ 2018

    View the final field and barriers for the 2018 Lightning Stakes. The Lightning Stakes will be run on Saturday 17th February at Flemington racecourse. Time: 4:45PM Distance: 1000m Class: Group 1 Market šŸ’°: View the Lightning Stakes odds Have Your Say: Who do you think will win the Lightning Stakes?... Read More »

     
  • Redzel set to trump Black Caviar

    Australia’s current sprinting star Redzel could pass one of Black Caviar’s milestones in the Group One race named for the retired champion at Flemington. The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Redzel has put together six-straight wins since last April and can take his career earnings past $8 million if he wins... Read More »

     
 
 
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