Flying Artie opens at the head of 2017 Lightning Stakes odds

The Mick Price trained Flying Artie is favourite to claim a second Group 1 when he lines up in Saturday’s Lightning Stakes at Flemington.

Flying Artie is $4.60 favourite with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au. He just shades Coolmore Stakes rival from last spring Star Turn, who is second pick at $4.80.

Sydney four-year-old Spieth is on the third line at $5.00. In an open race, Terravista, Supido and Heatherly round out the runners under double figures, all on $8.50.

“Flying Artie had the better of Star Turn in the Coolmore, but there wasn’t much between them. They’re the star three-year-olds, but some of the older horses can’t be underestimated, especially Spieth, who’s knocking on the door of a Group 1,’’said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.

Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au

Lightning Stakes 2017

$4.60   Flying Artie

$4.80   Star Turn

$5.00   Spieth

$8.50   Heatherly

$8.50   Supido

$8.50   Terravista

$15      Illustrious Lad

$16      The Quarterback

$26      Counterattack

$31      Flamberge

$31      Faatinah

$67      Missrock

$151    Orujo

* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article excludes NSW residents.
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