The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Lightning Stakes which is to be run at Flemington on Saturday 20th, February 2016 at 12:00PM. View the Lightning Stakes Field.
|1||CHAUTAUQUA||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||2||58.5kg|
|2||TERRAVISTA||Joseph Pride||Damien Oliver||6||58.5kg|
|3||DELECTATION||Chris Waller||Craig Williams||7||58.5kg|
|4||VA PENSIERO||Jason Coyle||4||58.5kg|
|5||EXOSPHERE||John O’Shea||James McDonald||1||55.5kg|
|6||JAPONISME||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||5||55.5kg|
|7||KINGLIKE||Peter G Moody||Damian Lane||3||55.5kg|
Victorian jumps jockeys Dara O’Meachir and Adam Roustoby will spend three weeks with trainer Willie Mullins in Ireland in the lead-up to the Cheltenham festival.
The two are the winners of the second annual scholarship awarded by Racing Victoria.
Mullins, the trainer of Melbourne Cup runner-up Max Dynamite, is expected to dominate the Cheltenham meeting in March and the Irishman is also favourite to win the British jumps trainers’ championship.
Experienced rider O’Meachir and Roustoby, who is yet to make his professional debut, will also ride track work and school horses for National Hunt trainers at the famous Curragh course.