2021 Black Caviar Lightning Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

February 13, 2021

2021 Black Caviar Lightning Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Today, Saturday February 13, the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival action heats up at HQ with Black Caviar Lightning Day 2021 and below we take a look at the latest Flemington scratchings and track report.

Nature Strip Horse Form (Photo: Steve Hart) | Races.com.au

Nature Strip is one of the headline sprinters in the 2021 Black Caviar Lightning field. Photo: Steve Hart.

Flemington Track Report – 13/02/2021

Victoria Racing Club                    

  • Rail: True Entire Circuit
  • Weather: Fine
  • Total Scratchings: 8
  • Dual Track Meeting: N
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Track Rating: (Good 4)
  • General Comment: Finalised 13/2 – 7:30am – Rider Replacement Race 7 No. 10
  • Irrigation: 5mm last 24 hours, 55mm last 7 days
  • Rainfall: Nil last 24 hours, 4.6mm last 7 days
  • Track Information: Inspection 6AM 13/2; Going Stick 8.9 Inside 9.2 Outside 8.5 Shear 11.6 Moisture 37.5%

The weather in Melbourne today is fine and without any rain on the radar the current Good (4) Flemington track rating looks set to stay across the afternoon.

Flemington racing gets underway at 12:20pm (AEDT) and the nine-race card continues through until the last at 5:20pm (AEDT).

Punters are in for a triple shot of Group racing for Black Caviar Lightning Day starting with Race 5 at 2:45pm (AEDT) with the three-year-old fillies facing off in the Group 3 $160,000 The Vanity (1400m).

The 2021 The Vanity field features all nine original final acceptors and the latest markets at Ladbrokes.com.au have the progressive Zou Dancer ($3) as the top elect ahead of Lindsay Park’s resuming VRC Oaks winner Personal ($4.60).

The three-year-old colts and geldings later face off in Race 7 at 4:05pm (AEDT) in the Group 3 $160,000 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m), with Grande Pope and the popular Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Aim both scratched – the latter due to an elevated temperature on Friday.

Updated CS Hayes Stakes 2021 odds online favour a win by the Caulfield Guineas runner-up Aysar ($4.60).

The meeting’s marquee race is next-up with the Group 1 $750,000 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) running as the penultimate event on the program at 4:45pm (AEDT).

A small but class field of eight do battle in the 2021 Black Caviar Lightning, betting for which is led by Godolphin’s returning VRC Classic champ Bivouac ($2.50) and the talented Chris Waller-trained sprint star Nature Strip ($3.70).

See below for the full Flemington race program and scratchings in Melbourne today before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for the best racing odds and offers.

Flemington Scratchings – 13/02/2021

  • Total Scratchings: 8

Race 1 (12:20pm) – $125,000 Furphy Ale Trophy (1600m)

  • #3 Maximak (6)
  • #9 White Hibiscus (2)
  • #10 Lady Cellarbration (5)

Race 2 (12:55pm) – Listed $140,000 Talindert Stakes (1100m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 3 (1:30pm) – $125,000 Seppelt Wines Plate (1400m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 4 (2:05pm) – $135,000 World Horse Racing Trophy (2000m)

  • #3 Valac (5)

Race 5 (2:45pm) – Group 3 $160,000 The TAB Vanity (1400m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 6 (3:25pm) – $125,000 Kennedy Trophy (1600m)

  • #7 Strategic Phil (5)

Race 7 (4:05pm) – Group 3 $160,000 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m)

  • #4 Aim (7)
  • #16 Grand Pope (10)

Race 8 (4:45pm) – Group 1 $750,000 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 9 (5:20pm) – $125,000 Flemington Racing Spectacular Sprint (1200m)

  • #8 Designer Chef (11)

*All times quoted are local (AEDT) and subject to change  

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