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Lightning Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

Thursday, 16th February 2017

The final field has been declared and the barrier draw conducted for the $750,000 weight-for-age Gr1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m) to be run at Flemington this Saturday, 18 February. Star colt Flying Artie, a brilliant winner of the stallion-making Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes in the spring, is the current $4 Tab favourite, ahead of fellow 3YO and Coolmore Stud Stakes third placegetter Star Turn at $4.40, and progressive sprinter Spieth at $6. The only other runners under double-figure odds are Supido at $8, as well as Heatherly and veteran sprinter Terravista at $9. The final field is:

  1. TERRAVISTA (Joseph Pride-Corey Brown) 58.5kg (9)
  2. FLAMBERGE (Darren Weir-Brad Rawiller) 58.5kg (1)
  3. THE QUARTERBACK (Robbie Griffiths-Matthew Allen) 58.5kg (12)
  4. COUNTERATTACK (Chris Waller) 58.5kg (6)
  5. ILLUSTRIOUS LAD (Peter Gelagotis-Anthony Darmanin) 58.5kg (8)
  6. FAATINAH (David & B Hayes & T Dabernig-Regan Bayliss) 58.5kg (11)
  7. SPIETH (Bryce Heys-Hugh Bowman) 58.5kg (5)
  8. SUPIDO (Michael Kent-Luke Nolen) 58.5kg (10)
  9. ORUJO (Shawn Mathrick) 58.5kg (13)
  10. HEATHERLY (Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra-D Lane) 56.5kg (3)
  11. FLYING ARTIE (Mick Price-Damien Oliver) 55.5kg (4)
  12. STAR TURN (Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes-D Dunn) 55.5kg (2)
  13. MISSROCK (Robbie Laing-Craig Williams) 53.5kg (7)

  Form Runners
02x6
News
J: C W Brown
T: Joseph Pride
W: 58.5 kgs
S: Captain Rio
D: Parfore
Let-up. Should be nearing peak fitness. Proven performer over this trip. Has claims.
SIRE
Captain Rio (GB)
DAM
Parfore (NZ)
DAM SIRE
Gold Brose (AUS)
Jockey: C W Brown Trainer: Joseph Pride
7 Year Old
Chestnut gelding


Prizemoney
$ 2,012,505
Career
24 10-3-3
Last 4
02x6
Last 15
02x692x371x033x
 
Track
5 1-2-2
Distance
3 1-2-0
Trk/Dst
2 0-2-0
1st Up
7 4-2-1
2nd Up
7 2-0-1
Good
15 7-2-1
Firm
0 0-0-0
Soft
8 2-1-2
Heavy
1 1-0-0
Synthetic
0 0-0-0
489x
News
J: B Rawiller
T: D K Weir
W: 58.5 kgs
S: Exceed And Excel
D: Razor Blade
Rises in class. Hard to make a case.
SIRE
Exceed And Excel (AUS)
DAM
Razor Blade (AUS)
DAM SIRE
Blazing Sword (AUS)
Jockey: B Rawiller Trainer: D K Weir
7 Year Old
Chestnut gelding


Prizemoney
$ 1,734,030
Career
38 11-4-5
Last 4
489x
Last 15
489x0011x7162x1
 
Track
13 3-1-1
Distance
9 1-1-2
Trk/Dst
6 1-0-1
1st Up
8 4-2-1
2nd Up
8 2-0-1
Good
30 7-4-5
Firm
1 0-0-0
Soft
5 2-0-0
Heavy
2 2-0-0
Synthetic
0 0-0-0
x641
News
J: M J Allen
T: R D Griffiths
W: 58.5 kgs
S: Street Boss
D: Soorena
Resuming. Normally around the mark when fresh. Boasts impressive stats over this track/distance. Could sneak a place.
SIRE
Street Boss (USA)
DAM
Soorena (AUS)
DAM SIRE
Encosta De Lago (AUS)
Jockey: M J Allen Trainer: R D Griffiths
6 Year Old
Chestnut gelding


Prizemoney
$ 1,518,250
Career
30 9-2-6
Last 4
x641
Last 15
x641x9351631267
 
Track
13 5-0-4
Distance
8 3-0-2
Trk/Dst
6 3-0-2
1st Up
6 2-1-1
2nd Up
5 2-0-1
Good
24 7-1-6
Firm
0 0-0-0
Soft
4 1-1-0
Heavy
1 1-0-0
Synthetic
1 0-0-0
x206
News
J: M Zahra
T: C J Waller
W: 58.5 kgs
S: Redoute's Choice
D: Kisma
First-up. Boasts an impressive fresh record. Rough chance at good odds.
SIRE
Redoute's Choice (AUS)
DAM
Kisma (AUS)
DAM SIRE
Snippets (AUS)
Jockey: M Zahra Trainer: C J Waller
4 Year Old
Bay horse


Prizemoney
$ 594,375
Career
20 4-5-3
Last 4
x206
Last 15
x2062x71253x315
 
Track
2 0-1-1
Distance
2 0-2-0
Trk/Dst
0 0-0-0
1st Up
4 1-1-2
2nd Up
4 0-1-0
Good
15 2-4-1
Firm
0 0-0-0
Soft
4 1-1-2
Heavy
1 1-0-0
Synthetic
0 0-0-0
x212
News
J: A Darmanin
T: Peter Gelagotis
W: 58.5 kgs
S: I Am Invincible
D: Industrious
Resuming. Has fired first-up. Worth thought.
SIRE
I Am Invincible (AUS)
DAM
Industrious (AUS)
DAM SIRE
Zeditave (AUS)
Jockey: A Darmanin Trainer: Peter Gelagotis
5 Year Old
Bay gelding


Prizemoney
$ 579,050
Career
26 9-4-1
Last 4
x212
Last 15
x2121x12151043x
 
Track
5 2-1-0
Distance
5 3-0-0
Trk/Dst
1 0-0-0
1st Up
5 3-0-1
2nd Up
5 1-1-0
Good
21 7-3-1
Firm
0 0-0-0
Soft
5 2-1-0
Heavy
0 0-0-0
Synthetic
0 0-0-0
7522
News
J: Regan Bayliss
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig
W: 58.5 kgs
S: Nicconi
D: Alqwah
Capable of running a place.
SIRE
Nicconi (AUS)
DAM
Alqwah (IRE)
DAM SIRE
Danehill (USA)
Jockey: Regan Bayliss Trainer: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig
4 Year Old
Bay gelding


Prizemoney
$ 434,430
Career
14 4-3-1
Last 4
7522
Last 15
752261x511x6432
 
Track
5 1-1-1
Distance
3 0-1-0
Trk/Dst
1 0-0-0
1st Up
3 3-0-0
2nd Up
3 1-1-0
Good
11 2-2-1
Firm
0 0-0-0
Soft
2 1-1-0
Heavy
0 0-0-0
Synthetic
1 1-0-0
x21x
News
J: J Bowman
T: Bryce Heys
W: 58.5 kgs
S: Thorn Park
D: Stella Livia
First-up. Goes well fresh. Appears a danger.
SIRE
Thorn Park (AUS)
DAM
Stella Livia (GB)
DAM SIRE
Titus Livius (FR)
Jockey: J Bowman Trainer: Bryce Heys
4 Year Old
Chestnut horse


Prizemoney
$ 399,650
Career
9 5-2-0
Last 4
x21x
Last 15
x21x1110x712
 
Track
2 1-1-0
Distance
0 0-0-0
Trk/Dst
0 0-0-0
1st Up
3 1-1-0
2nd Up
3 2-1-0
Good
6 3-2-0
Firm
0 0-0-0
Soft
3 2-0-0
Heavy
0 0-0-0
Synthetic
0 0-0-0
x311
News
J: L Nolen
T: M C Kent
W: 58.5 kgs
S: Sebring
D: Lady Succeed
Resuming. Has excellent first up record. Generally races well on this track. In the mix.
SIRE
Sebring (AUS)
DAM
Lady Succeed (JPN)
DAM SIRE
Brian's Time (USA)
Jockey: L Nolen Trainer: M C Kent
5 Year Old
Brown horse


Prizemoney
$ 330,400
Career
9 6-1-1
Last 4
x311
Last 15
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Track
4 4-0-0
Distance
3 2-1-0
Trk/Dst
1 1-0-0
1st Up
4 3-1-0
2nd Up
2 1-0-0
Good
8 5-1-1
Firm
0 0-0-0
Soft
1 1-0-0
Heavy
0 0-0-0
Synthetic
0 0-0-0
x04x
News
J: N Callow
T: Shawn Mathrick
W: 58.5 kgs
S: Exceed And Excel
D: Rum Cruise
First-up. Meeting stronger company this time. Unlikely to trouble these.
SIRE
Exceed And Excel (AUS)
DAM
Rum Cruise (AUS)
DAM SIRE
Canny Lad (AUS)
Jockey: N Callow Trainer: Shawn Mathrick
5 Year Old
Bay gelding


Prizemoney
$ 176,041
Career
25 3-7-2
Last 4
x04x
Last 15
x04x341027x2723
 
Track
3 0-1-0
Distance
14 2-4-2
Trk/Dst
1 0-0-0
1st Up
6 1-1-0
2nd Up
6 0-3-0
Good
19 2-5-2
Firm
0 0-0-0
Soft
3 0-1-0
Heavy
2 0-1-0
Synthetic
1 1-0-0
x231
News
J: Damian Lane
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra
W: 56.5 kgs
S: Lonhro
D: Dancing Heather
Resuming. Boasts an impressive fresh record. Suited over this distance. Capable of giving this a shake.
SIRE
Lonhro (AUS)
DAM
Dancing Heather (AUS)
DAM SIRE
Danzero (AUS)
Jockey: Damian Lane Trainer: M Ellerton & S Zahra
4 Year Old
Brown mare


Prizemoney
$ 501,950
Career
12 5-3-3
Last 4
x231
Last 15
x231x311132x251
 
Track
2 1-1-0
Distance
8 3-3-2
Trk/Dst
1 0-1-0
1st Up
3 2-1-0
2nd Up
3 0-0-2
Good
11 4-3-3
Firm
0 0-0-0
Soft
1 1-0-0
Heavy
0 0-0-0
Synthetic
0 0-0-0
x11x
News
J: D Oliver
T: M G Price
W: 55.5 kgs
S: Artie Schiller
D: Flying Ruby
First-up. Has fired first-up. Likely to be a key player.
SIRE
Artie Schiller (USA)
DAM
Flying Ruby (AUS)
DAM SIRE
Rubiton (AUS)
Jockey: D Oliver Trainer: M G Price
3 Year Old
Bay colt


Prizemoney
$ 1,266,000
Career
6 3-2-1
Last 4
x11x
Last 15
x11x321x2
 
Track
2 1-1-0
Distance
1 0-1-0
Trk/Dst
1 0-1-0
1st Up
3 2-1-0
2nd Up
2 1-1-0
Good
5 3-1-1
Firm
0 0-0-0
Soft
1 0-1-0
Heavy
0 0-0-0
Synthetic
0 0-0-0
x312
News
J: D Dunn
T: M, W & J Hawkes
W: 55.5 kgs
S: Star Witness
D: Golden Delicious
Resuming. Has excellent first up record. Genuine threat.
SIRE
Star Witness (AUS)
DAM
Golden Delicious (AUS)
DAM SIRE
Made Of Gold (USA)
Jockey: D Dunn Trainer: M, W & J Hawkes
3 Year Old
Chestnut colt


Prizemoney
$ 652,300
Career
9 3-2-2
Last 4
x312
Last 15
x3121x652x13
 
Track
1 0-0-1
Distance
1 0-0-1
Trk/Dst
0 0-0-0
1st Up
3 1-1-1
2nd Up
3 1-1-0
Good
6 1-1-2
Firm
0 0-0-0
Soft
3 2-1-0
Heavy
0 0-0-0
Synthetic
0 0-0-0
x537
News
J: Craig Williams
T: R E Laing
W: 53.5 kgs
S: Fastnet Rock
D: Miss Judgement
First-up. Not expected to threaten.
SIRE
Fastnet Rock (AUS)
DAM
Miss Judgement (AUS)
DAM SIRE
Strategic (AUS)
Jockey: Craig Williams Trainer: R E Laing
3 Year Old
Bay filly


Prizemoney
$ 568,900
Career
9 2-0-2
Last 4
x537
Last 15
x53766x1x931
 
Track
4 0-0-2
Distance
3 1-0-1
Trk/Dst
1 0-0-1
1st Up
3 2-0-0
2nd Up
2 0-0-1
Good
7 1-0-2
Firm
0 0-0-0
Soft
2 1-0-0
Heavy
0 0-0-0
Synthetic
0 0-0-0

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