Star studded Lightning Stakes Field – 2017

Star Turn

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

1TERRAVISTAJoseph PrideCorey Brown958.5kg
2FLAMBERGEDarren WeirBrad Rawiller158.5kg
3THE QUARTERBACKRobbie GriffithsMatthew Allen1258.5kg
4COUNTERATTACKChris Waller658.5kg
5ILLUSTRIOUS LADPeter GelagotisAnthony Darmanin858.5kg
6FAATINAHDavid & B Hayes & T DabernigRegan Bayliss1158.5kg
7SPIETH (NZ)Bryce HeysHugh Bowman558.5kg
8SUPIDOMichael KentLuke Nolen1058.5kg
9ORUJOShawn Mathrick1358.5kg
10HEATHERLYMathew Ellerton & Simon ZahraDamian Lane356.5kg
11FLYING ARTIEMick PriceDamien Oliver455.5kg
12STAR TURNMichael, Wayne & John HawkesDwayne Dunn255.5kg
13MISSROCKRobbie LaingCraig Williams753.5kg81


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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