Black Caviar Lightning Tips, Betting Preview and Odds

Trent Orwin:
Nature Strip

A small field of seven will contest the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) held at Flemington on Saturday, February 15 and provides you with a comprehensive guide to the race.

Black Caviar Lightning Final Field and Barrier Draw

The final field and barrier draw for the Black Caviar Lightning:

1. REDZEL Peter & Paul Snowden โ€“ Kerrin McEvoy (1) 58.5kg
2. NATURE STRIP Chris Waller โ€“ James McDonald (5) 58.5kg
3. DESPATCH Tony & Calvin McEvoy โ€“ Luke Currie (7) 58.5kg
4. GYTRASH Gordon Richards โ€“ Mark Zahra (2) 58.5kg
5. I AM EXCITED David Pfieffer โ€“ Ben Melham (4) 56.5kg
6. TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney โ€“ Dwayne Dunn (3) 56.5kg
7. LOVING GABY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace โ€“ Craig Williams (6) 53.5kg

Black Caviar Lightning Odds

Nature Strip is the odds-on favourite for Saturday’s CF Orr Stakes with Sportsbet.

Nature Strip $1.50
Loving Gaby $6.00
Redzel $7.50
Gytrash $11
Tofane $21
Despatch $35
I Am Excited $46

Black Caviar Lightning Tips

Nature Strip has been installed the $1.50 favourite for Saturdayโ€™s Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) at Flemington, and the fact is, he is under the odds.

Heโ€™s trialled sensationally twice in Sydney and has impressed Flemington trackwork watchers during the week with his effortless work.

However, on figures, heโ€™s far from over the line yet, and Redzel is the one to beat him.

Despite racing as a seven-years-old last spring and as a six-year-old the season before, Redzelโ€™s last three first-up performances, have rated 16.8, 15.5 and 17.6 lengths quicker than standard BM โ€“ so heโ€™s ultra-consistent.

And at $7.50 compared to $1.50, I know which one Iโ€™d rather have a bet on.

Tactics will play a big part on Saturday, as will Nature Stripโ€™s manners, and the one true consistent in this event is Redzel first-up over 1000m.