Star studded Lightning Stakes Field – 2017

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A field of 13 will contest the Group One Lightning Stakes with favourite Flying Artie to jump from barrier four in the race down the Flemington straight.

Terravista, beaten in the last stride by Chautauqua a year ago, has barrier nine on Saturday with Corey Brown to ride.

Flying Artie is one of three runners trying to become the first three-year-old in more than a decade to win the weight-for-age sprint along with Star Turn and Missrock.

View the final field for the 2017 Lightning Stakes. The Lightning Stakes will be run on Saturday 18th February at Flemington racecourse.

Time: 4:45PM

Distance: 1000m

Class: Group 1

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 TERRAVISTA Joseph Pride Corey Brown 9 58.5kg
2 FLAMBERGE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 1 58.5kg
3 THE QUARTERBACK Robbie Griffiths Matthew Allen 12 58.5kg
4 COUNTERATTACK Chris Waller 6 58.5kg
5 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD Peter Gelagotis Anthony Darmanin 8 58.5kg
6 FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 11 58.5kg
7 SPIETH (NZ) Bryce Heys Hugh Bowman 5 58.5kg
8 SUPIDO Michael Kent Luke Nolen 10 58.5kg
9 ORUJO Shawn Mathrick 13 58.5kg
10 HEATHERLY Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 3 56.5kg
11 FLYING ARTIE Mick Price Damien Oliver 4 55.5kg
12 STAR TURN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 2 55.5kg
13 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Craig Williams 7 53.5kg 81


Three-year-olds Star Turn and Flying Artie head the early betting on the Group One Lightning Stakes at Flemington.

Star Turn holds favouritism at $4.60 with Flying Artie the second pick at $4.80.

The two are racing for the first time since meeting in the Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington last spring won by Flying Artie with Star Turn third.

Lightly raced four-year-old Spieth, narrowly defeated by Malaguerra in the Darley Classic at Flemington at his first Group One attempt, is on the next line of betting at $5.50.

Terravista, beaten in the final stride by Chautauqua last year, is an $11 chance as is The Quarterback, last year’s Newmarket Handicap winner, who has won two of his past three starts up the Flemington straight.

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