Field of 7 for Black Caviar Lightning
Seven speedsters will contest Saturday’s Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) at Flemington after the final field and barrier draw was announced on Wednesday morning.
Nature Strip will be aiming to make it five from five at Flemington as he jumps from barrier 5 in the $750,000 feature.
He’s trialled brilliantly twice in Sydney and has scorched the Flemington turf during track work this week.
Loving Gabby was runner-up to Nature Strip in the VRC Classic (1200m) at Flemington and will be looking to turn the tables as she jumps from barrier 6.
Seven-year-old sprinter Redzel also resumes from a spell and has a great first-up record of five wins and four 2nd placings from 10 attempts.
2020 Black Caviar Lightning final field and barrier draw:
1. REDZEL Peter & Paul Snowden – Kerrin McEvoy (1) 58.5kg
2. NATURE STRIP Chris Waller – James McDonald (5) 58.5kg
3. DESPATCH Tony & Calvin McEvoy – Luke Currie (7) 58.5kg
4. GYTRASH Gordon Richards – Mark Zahra (2) 58.5kg
5. I AM EXCITED David Pfieffer – Ben Melham (4) 56.5kg
6. TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney – Dwayne Dunn (3) 56.5kg
7. LOVING GABY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace – Craig Williams (6) 53.5kg