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Rail: True

Track Conditions: Good 4

No rain forecast. Track always plays well regardless of conditions, but likely to be a Good 4.

Won in recent years by many of the best sprinters of the past decade, including Black Caviar, Nature Strip, Gytrash, Redkirk Warrior, Terravista, Chautauqua, Lankan Rupee, Home Affairs & Coolangatta!


  • The past 11 winners have been first up. Between 84-to-238-day break.
  • 7 of the past 9 winners ran in the Champions Sprint or Coolmore Stud Stakes (G1 same track/distance) at their previous start
  • 9 of the past 12 winners of the race settled in the first 4.
  • 3yo (2), 4yo (2), 5yo (3), 6yo (3), 7yo (2)

Gelding (6), Mare (4), Colt (1), Filly (1)


G1 1000m down the straight so they won’t be dawdling, but on paper there isn’t as much speed here as in previous years..

Cylinder could get a soft lead here.

The Astrologist, I Am Unstoppable, Imperatriz and Rich Fortune can be forward of midfield.

Private Eye, Bella Nipotina and Espiona out the back but likely not far from them.


1. Private Eye – Flies fresh and loves the Flemington straight. Unlucky not to win The Everest last prep. Won over $10m in prizemoney. Big chance.

3. Bella Nipotina – Ran 3rd in this race last year first up beaten 0.5L. Has run multiple G1 placings down the straight. Won the Winners Stakes beating The Everest winner. Solid trial at Cranbourne. Rates well.

4. Imperatriz – Has won 5 in a row, and 8 of her last 9 starts. Has won her last 4 G1 starts in a row, including last start here down the straight. Deserved favourite. Questionable trial at Cranbourne.

7. Cylinder – Handy sprinting colt who can get a soft lead here and figure.

8. I Am Unstoppable – Speedy colt who ran a strong 2nd in the Coolmore. Has run well in 3 starts down the straight. Trialled very well at Cranbourne.


1 – Private Eye
3 – Bella Nipotina
4 – Imperatriz
7 – Cylinder
8 – I Am Unstoppable


Imperatriz is a deserved favourite but Private Eye & Bella Nipotina profile as genuine dangers. The race has been won by 3yos the past two years so Cylinder & I Am Unstoppable can’t be discounted.


Betting Strategy

BACK #1 Private Eye (WIN) 1 Unit

BACK #3 Bella Nipotina (WIN) 1 Unit


Big Winners (Betfair SP Price)


2023 Australian Derby: Major Beel $53.63

2020 Empire Rose Stakes: Shout The Bar $32.60

2020 Melbourne Cup: Twilight Payment $28.26

2022 Blue Diamond Stakes: Daumier $23.00

2022 William Reid Stakes: September Run $19.50

2021 Randwick Guineas: Lion’s Roar $18.95

2021 Coolmore Classic: Krone $15.50

2022 Australasian Oaks: Glint Of Hope $13.55

2023 TJ Smith Stakes: I Wish I Win $12.80

2023 Lightning Stakes: Coolangatta $12.69

2020 Metropolitan Handicap: Mirage Dancer $11.18

2022 Surround Stakes: Hinged $11.00

2020 Manikato Stakes: Hey Doc $10.32

2023 Blue Diamond Stakes: Little Brose $10.24


The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes is a prestigious Group One race that takes place every year at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia. It is one of the most highly anticipated events on the racing calendar, and attracts some of the best sprinters from around the world.

The race was first run in 1955 as the Lightning Stakes, and was renamed in 2013 in honor of the legendary Australian racehorse, Black Caviar. Black Caviar was an unbeaten sprinter who won the Lightning Stakes three times and is widely regarded as one of the greatest racehorses of all time.

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