Trainer Lloyd Kennewell is set to test his two year old filly Jedastar against the older sprinters in the Group 1 $750,000 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) at Flemington on February 16.
Under the weight for age conditions for the Black Caviar Lightning, Jedsatsr will be asked to carry the featherweight of 44kg and Kennewell has engaged the services of lightweight claiming apprentice jockey Chris Caserta.
Kennewell confirmed his intentions to run Jedastar in the Black Caviar Lightning via twitter today.
“I would like to inform everyone that JEDASTAR will be heading to the Group 1 Lightning Stakes at Flemington on the 16th February. She is a lovely filly and I am keen to give her every chance with 44kg. Chris Caserta will take the ride. Love a challenge!” Kennewel tweeted.
Jedastar has had two race starts for a debut win in a two year fillies Plate over the same course and distance as the Black Caviar Lightning on January 1 and then finished a game second to the smart Catch Me in the Group 3 $160,000 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) (1000m) at Caulfield on January 26.
Jedastar has been included in the Black Caviar Lightning betting at Ladbrokes.com.au and is marked as a $17 chance with the Darren Weir trained Nature Strip marked as the $3.20 favourite ahead of Sunlight at $4.50 and Redzel at $6.
Early betting for the 2019 Black Caviar Lightning at Ladbrokes.com.au: $3.20 Nature Strip, $4.50 Sunlight, $6 Redzel, $7.50 Zousain, $9 Written By, $9.50 Kementari, $13 In Her Time, Pierata, Santa Ana Lane, Trapeze Artist, $17 Jedastar, Lean Mean Machine, Osborne Bulls, Viddora, $21 Invincible Star, $26 Bella Rosa, Brave Smash, Voodoo Lad, $51 or better the rest.