Coolmore Lightning Stakes Day 2012 Race Fields

This Saturday Flemington Racecourse will be host to another ‘Black Caviar Day’, the mighty mare engaged to defend her title in the meeting’s Group 1 event, but there is much more than just Black Caviar on the menu for 2012 Lightning Stakes Day.

Black Caviar

Black Caviar will be the headline attraction at Flemington's Lightning Stakes Day 2012 this Saturday

A crack eight-race program is scheduled to kick off at 12:50pm with the $100,000 Listed Talindert Stakes (1100m) serving as a tasty appetiser to the main affair as Black Caviar’s half-brother All Too Hard makes their much anticipated race debut.

As the crowds surge into Flemington the action continues to heat up with the first Group feature of the day to run as Race 4 at 2:50pm, Crown Oaks hero Mosheen racing second-up for the season in the $150,000 Group 3 The Vanity (1410m).

Mosheen is heading towards the 2012 Australian Guineas, and her main competitor for $750,000 showdown on March 3 races in the next at Flemington.

The $150,000 Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1410m) at 3:30pm on Saturday is scheduled as the resuming run for Peter Snowden’s champion colt Helmet who will face off against 10 quality rivals first-up for 2012.

Bound for overseas, Helmet is dominating the Australian Guineas odds at Luxbet at a quote of $2.50 followed by Mosheen at $7, and whether they retain or swap positions in the betting will be decided on Saturday as they both run over the same track and distance.

Talk of the Aussie Guineas will soon be overshadowed when Peter Moody’s unbeaten queen Black Caviar steals the spotlight for Flemington Race 6 at 4:10pm – the $750,000 Group 1 Coolmore Lightning Stakes (1000m).

Black Caviar won the Lightning Stakes 12 months ago in a dashing first-up run beating home arch-rival Hay List by a commanding three and a half lengths.

While 99% of people, and the bookies – Black Caviar is $1.10 favourite in the Lightning Stakes odds at Luxbet, there are still a few doubters out there.

For the first time in her stunning 18 start career Black Caviar races on successive Saturdays.

Not only that, she comes back from her debut 1400-metre effort back to the slick pace of a 1000-metre sprint, which would test event the greatest of gallopers.

She also comes up against Hay List ($9 Luxbet) who is finally at peak fitness and ready to challenge.

After Black Caviar likely equals the Australasian record of 19 consecutive turf triumphs punters have two last chances to clean up at Luxbet.

See below for the full 2012 Lightning Stakes Day fields and race schedule so you don’t miss a minute of the action.

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2012 Lightning Stakes Day Race Fields & Program

Flemington – 18/02/2012

Race 1 – 12:50pm – Talindert Stakes (1100m)

Favourite: #7 Forget – $3.20 @ Luxbet

# Form Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2439 TIMELY TRUCE Ricky Maund Damien Oliver 4 56kg 66
2 1 LIBERTY ROCK Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 11 56kg 62
3 30X RAPPERS DELIGHT David Hayes Steven Arnold 12 56kg 60
4 6 AT THE TAP Ken Keys Craig Williams 7 56kg 62
5 3 BASS STRAIT (NZ) David Hayes Brad Rawiller 2 56kg 60
6 ALL TOO HARD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 9 56kg
7 0X FORGET Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 8 56kg 62
8 STRIVE TO EXCEL Peter G Moody Noel Callow 3 56kg
9 3X1 LIL RED CORVETTE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 10 54kg 68
10 28 EXTREME IMPACT David Hayes Craig Newitt 5 54kg 62
11 5 COME ON SUGAR Rick Hore-Lacy Jake Noonan (a) 1 54kg 59
12 8 HOLLYWOOD STARLET Michael Templeton Danny Nikolic 13 54kg 59
13 COSMIC MELODY Steve Richards Dean Holland 6 54kg

Race 2 – 1:30pm Gurner’s Lane Handicap (2000m)

Favourite: #5 Sidecar – $3.80 @ Luxbet

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 4406727X00 SADDLER’S STORY Robert Smerdon Mark Zahra 5 58kg 92
2 875X047438 PERSIAN STAR Robert Smerdon Glen Boss 8 56kg 91
3 X21111X148 THERE’S ONLY ONE Peter G Moody 4 56kg 88
4 X0960X5347 KALLOGG Lee & Shannon Hope Craig Williams 9 56kg 82
5 33514X3231 SIDECAR Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 2 56kg 77
6 4433X43715 PRIZUM John Sadler Ms Katelyn Mallyon (a3) 10 56kg 76
7 11X2520511 CONSTANT FORCE Bill & Symon Wilde Dean Yendall 7 56kg 75
8 59X1522254 APRES Clinton McDonald Craig Newitt 6 56kg 72
9 644X4111 WARATOR Ricky Bruhn Dwayne Dunn 1 56kg 70
10 133580X622 CHEVIOT BEACH Nigel Blackiston Michael Walker 3 56kg 66

Race 3 – 2:10pm – Festival Of Racing Handicap (1720m)

Favourite: #13 Under The Hat – $4.60 @ Luxbet

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 230X94608X ABOVE AVERAGE (IRE) Anthony Freedman Steven Arnold 15 60kg 89
2 X018873137 COLDENS CHOICE Greg Eurell Chris Symons 4 60kg 89
3 5224X36111 OVER QUOTA Mark Webb Peter Mertens 10 60kg 89
4 2345X51413 POPULATION Geoff Daffy Ms Katelyn Mallyon (a3) 17 59.5kg 88
5 5536556479 TEARS I CRY Anne McGrath Ms Nikita McLean 9 59.5kg 88
6 8X70957655 WIND SHEAR Dale Sutton Glen Boss 14 59kg 87
7 112X7113X FAWKNER Robert Hickmott Damien Oliver 16 58.5kg 86
8 XD31112X74 LETHAL ARROW Peter G Moody Jake Duffy (a3) 12 58kg 85
9 X386297975 BELGIETTO Peter Gelagotis Ben Knobel (a3) 6 57.5kg 84
10 00X25191X7 TESTAS DOUBLE Ken Keys Glyn Schofield 3 57.5kg 84
11 63237X3321 CHASSE Peter Snowden Mark Zahra 5 56.5kg 82
12 137X65621X MANILA JEWEL David Hayes Brad Rawiller 1 56.5kg 86
13 5214123X05 UNDER THE HAT John Sadler Jake Noonan (a1.5) 11 55.5kg 80
14 415216X997 BUDDY AMAZING Gary McGreal Ben Melham 13 54.5kg 78
15 51X120X9X LONDON STRIPE (IRE) Robert Hickmott Steven King 2 54.5kg 78
16 8530312645 TOKEN OF HONOUR David Hayes Dwayne Dunn 8 54kg 77
17e 8790070X62 RAVAGES Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 7 54kg 72

Race 4 – 2:50pm – The Vanity (1410m)

Favourite: #1 Mosheen – $1.70 @ Luxbet

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 X3531261X1 MOSHEEN Robert Smerdon Danny Nikolic 8 57.5kg 105
2 3712X143X1 SHOPAHOLIC (NZ) Danny O’Brien Dwayne Dunn 1 54kg 78
3 4X11 GREAT DAME Greg Eurell Chris Symons 3 54kg 68
4 6X215 ANGEL OF MERCY Gerald Ryan Craig Williams 7 54kg 68
5 3X11X CALINE Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 6 54kg 70
6 11 NOTICE RECEIVED (NZ) Andrew Noblet Ben Melham 5 54kg 67
7 5X13 THE GOOD WIFE Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 4 54kg 62
8 SERAPHEE Brian Jenkins Michael Walker 2 54kg

Race 5 – 3:30pm – CS Hayes Stakes (1410m)

Favourite: #1 Helmet – $1.70 @ Luxbet

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 111X33118X HELMET Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4 57.5kg 112
2 5X68X211X1 INSTINCTION Mick Price Craig Newitt 10 56.5kg 89
3 1X04313X SABRAGE Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 8 55.5kg 93
4 73X34324X3 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 1 54kg 80
5 762X1X25 DECIRCLES Danny O’Brien Glen Boss 7 54kg 78
6 116X2 THAT’S THE ONE Colin & Cindy Alderson Craig Williams 5 54kg 78
7 254X541212 ALPHA MAN Heather Lehmann Ms Holly McKechnie 2 54kg 72
8 8X2115X6 TONED Robert Hickmott Steven King 11 54kg 70
9 7X21 TAXI DRIVER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 3 54kg 64
10 70X2120 BALZEUS Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Nicholas Hall 6 54kg 61
11 1X45 BIG BUDDIE Andrew Sawden Peter Hutchinson 9 54kg 62

Race 6 – 4:10pm – Coolmore Lightning Stakes (1000m)

Favourite: #7 Black Caviar – $1.10 @ Luxbet

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 8X23X4387X PHELAN READY Jason McLachlan Brad Rawiller 2 58.5kg 103
2 116X21212X HAY LIST John McNair Glyn Schofield 7 58.5kg 115
3 3744X1462X BUFFERING Robert Heathcote Michael Rodd 3 58.5kg 107
4 1X4501613X TEMPLE OF BOOM Tony Gollan Danny Nikolic 1 58.5kg 108
5 34536X151X SECRET FLYER Mark Young Dwayne Dunn 8 58.5kg 102
6 211222X84X METALLURGICAL John P Thompson Craig Williams 4 58.5kg 95
7 111X111X11 BLACK CAVIAR Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 5 56.5kg 130
8 9X231X513X LONE ROCK Robert Smerdon Glen Boss 6 56.5kg 109
9 137X12412X FOXWEDGE John O’Shea Nash Rawiller 9 55.5kg 102

Race 7 – 4:50pm – TAB Sportsbet (1410m)

Favourite: #10 Speediness – $4.00 @ Luxbet

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 716X00350X FIUMICINO (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 11 62kg 106
2 91X799012X ROTHERA Peter G Moody Jake Duffy (a3) 13 61kg 104
3 14X031221X TANBY Robert Hickmott Eddie Cassar 7 60kg 102
4 210X2X93X3 STILLME Sheila Arnold Steven Arnold 16 59.5kg 101
5 6X60X43221 PARTHIAN Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4 59kg 100
6 X29104X10X NIBLICK Robert Hickmott Steven King 10 58.5kg 99
7 430X58000X PLAYWRIGHT (NZ) Steve Richards Matt Pumpa 2 57.5kg 97
8 0X039640X0 RAFFAELLO Patrick F Ryan Brad Rawiller 1 57.5kg 97
9 86247546X4 ROCKPECKER Ken Fythe Craig Williams 6 56kg 94
10 331X22X6X1 SPEEDINESS Colin Scott Glen Boss 9 54.5kg 91
11 3X8700X006 HOLLOWLEA Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Nicholas Hall 15 54kg 89
12 2X0824750X KUTCHINSKY Tony Noonan Jake Noonan (a1.5) 14 54kg 89
13 2X18X111X1 PAGO ROCK Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 8 54kg 89
14 521210X00X RIGHT OF REFUSAL Nigel Blackiston Michael Walker 3 54kg 89
15 1103X26112 AGRIPPA John Sadler Ms Katelyn Mallyon (a3) 5 54kg 87
16 210X13341X SNOW COVER Jim Mason Craig Newitt 17 54kg 87
17e 29X7373421 ADAMS BELL Nikki Burke Danny Nikolic 12 54kg 75

Race 8 – 5:30pm Heron Bridge Handicap (1200m)

Favourite: #8 Bigelow – $6.50 @ Luxbet

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 121120X7X4 ROCK CLASSIC Bart Cummings Steven Arnold 12 61kg 104
2 X52111106X TESTASCANA Peter G Moody Jake Duffy (a3) 11 59kg 100
3 X38X54218X SKYTRAIN Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 9 58.5kg 99
4 X75X321748 SHOCK VALUE David Hayes Craig Williams 10 57.5kg 97
5 008076X190 CHASM Brendan McCarthy Nash Rawiller 14 57kg 96
6 94X532274X ERASET Danny O’Brien Glen Boss 1 54kg 89
7 5X4601341X LIVEANDLETDIE Mark Kavanagh Damien Oliver 6 54kg 89
8 2113X155X3 BIGELOW Clinton McDonald Danny Nikolic 4 54kg 88
9 399X54126X SPIRITED EAGLE Mick Price Craig Newitt 2 54kg 88
10 80X7273953 THAT’S NOT IT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 13 54kg 78
11 374192X174 JUGAHLATION David Brideoake & David Feek Steven King 7 54kg 77
12 1X90X120X7 COLUMBUS David Hayes Glyn Schofield 5 54kg 75
13 34X1114X BETTER BE SURE John & Chris Ledger Luke Nolen 3 54kg 71
14 150X6X2339 ADAMON Nathan McPherson James Winks 8 54kg 70

*All times quoted are VIC time / All odds quoted are Fixed Win from Luxbet & subject to change