1:00 PM (AEDST) Saturday January 28 at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
The Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning race will be the main event at Flemington on Saturday, where two other Group races will also be run.
Race 1 – The Asian Executive Stakes (1400 metres)
Race 2 – Japan Racing Association Trophy (1400 metres)
Race 3 – Singapore Turf Club Trophy (1200 metres)
Race 4 – Talindert Stakes (1100 metres)
Race 5 – The TAB Vanity (1400 metres)
Race 6 – CS Hayes Stakes (1400 metres)
Race 7 – Ascot Racecourse Trophy (2000 metres)
Race 8 – Black Caviar Lightning (1000 metres)
Race 9 – The Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy (1700 metres)
Race 8 – Black Caviar Lightning – The feature race of the day will see a grand total of $750,000 in prize money paid out. Flying Artie will start as joint favourite here after just 6 starts having never finished outside the top 3, picking up three wins, with the last two coming in his last two races back in October. He’ll be first up here and has a great record resuming. Star Turn is the other favourite also in good form. Back in August he resumed with a win and followed up with a second place. He then took a 5 week break and returned in October with a win at Caulfield followed by his last start third. He’ll be returning here after a 16 week spell and is another that runs brilliantly first up. Spieth has been nearly perfect since May last year, where he won four straight games before picking up a last start second place at Flemington in November before taking a break. He’ll be first up here and will be one of the toughest to beat. Supido is good value having won all five of his races from July 2015 til early May 2016 before finishing third last start at Morphettville. He’s been rested ever since and will also be first up here. Heatherley is also sporting a magnificent career record and will be resuming here. Deserves respect and could spoil.
Betting: Flying Artie $4.60; Star Turn $4.60; Spieth $5.00; Supido $8.00; Terravista $9.00; Heatherly $9.00; Illustrious Lad $15.00; The Quarterback $17.00.