Spieth Ready for Black Caviar Lightning Stakes

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Trainer Bryce Heys is pleased with the condition of stable star Spieth ahead of his competitive return in Saturday’s featured Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington Racecourse.

Spieth will return to the races in Saturday's Black Caviar Lightning Stakes at Flemington. Photo: Steve Hart

Spieth will return to the races in Saturday’s Black Caviar Lightning Stakes at Flemington. Photo: Steve Hart

Spieth has been a standout performer throughout his entire racing career so far, but went to another level during a brief Spring Carnival campaign which heralded a smart win in the Listed The Lightning (1100m) and an agonizingly-close second in the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) on November 5th.

Heys told Racing Ahead that the Thorn Park entire has arrived in Melbourne a picture of health and is eagerly anticipating his run in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2017.

“He’s in fantastic order, so we look forward to Saturday with great anticipation,” Heys said.

“He arrived in Melbourne in the early hours of this morning. It’s the only place he’s ever travelled to before, he’s in the same box that he’s always been in and his head went straight into the feed bin, so everything looks in readiness.

“He’s always been a horse with significant quality that we thought could get to this level and going into the Darley it was a long-range plan that he would progress to the Lightning and it would be the definitive run heading into the autumn.

“There’s no reason to suggest that he hasn’t continued to improve.”

Spieth will meet leading three-year-olds Flying Artie and Star Turn for the first time in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes and Heys believes that whatever the result, all horses will be serious autumn Group 1 contenders.

“If everyone gets a fair crack, it’s going to answer a lot of questions going forward about each of them. This is a high-quality race and no matter who you like in the race, they’re going to progress,” he said.

“It’s up to Hugh (Bowman). Hugh just needs to be Hugh – get him a run and present him at the right time like he’s the best horse in the race, and that will definitively tell the public whether my horse is the real deal or not.”

Spieth has posted five wins and a further two minors through only nine career starts, since making his competitive debut during the spring of 2015.

Drawn in barrier 5, Spieth will carry 58.5kgs in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes and will be partnered by Hugh Bowman.

The four-year-old is currently available at 2017 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes odds of $5.50 with Ladbrokes Australia.

About The Author

Jared Timms

Jared graduated with a journalism degree in 2011. He is a keen sports fan and has enjoyed many accolades for his lively writing style and comprehensive coverage of major sporting events and horse racing. Today, you can find Jared cheering on his beloved Manchester City with a beer in hand.


  1. code scanners

    Everything is very open with a clear description of the challenges.
    It was definitely informative. Your site is very useful.
    Thank you for sharing!

  2. professional garage door

    Yesterday, while I was at work, my sister stole my iphone and tested to
    see if it can survive a twenty five foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now destroyed and she has
    83 views. I know this is completely off topic but I had to
    share it with someone!

  3. Gudrun

    I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here.
    The sketch is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish.
    nonetheless, you command get got an shakiness over that
    you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again since exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this increase.

  4. niche podcast

    Wonderful article! That is the type of info
    that should be shared around the net. Shame on the search engines for now not positioning this
    put up higher! Come on over and talk over with my site .
    Thanks =)

  5. Launa

    Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve visited this website before but
    after looking at a few of the posts I realized it’s new to
    me. Regardless, I’m certainly pleased I stumbled upon it and
    I’ll be book-marking it and checking back regularly!

  6. business cards alone

    I constantly spent my half an hour to read this website’s
    articles every day along with a mug of coffee.

  7. James Frazer Mann

    Its such as you read my mind! You seem to grasp a lot about this, such as
    you wrote the e book in it or something. I believe
    that you simply can do with a few p.c. to drive the message house a
    little bit, but other than that, that is wonderful blog. A fantastic
    read. I will certainly be back.

  8. molten glass passes

    I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good.
    I don’t know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already ;
    ) Cheers!

  9. innovative security

    Thanks for finally writing about >Spieth Ready for Black Caviar Lightning Stakes
    – HorseRacing.com.au <Loved it!

  10. computer keyboard holder

    I’m not sure where you are getting your information,
    but good topic. I needs to spend some time learning much more or
    understanding more. Thanks for excellent information I was looking for this info for my mission.

  11. Charis

    This is my first time visit at here and i am truly impressed
    to read all at alone place.

  12. cards double interest

    Thankfulness to my father who told me concerning
    this website, this web site is truly awesome.

  13. electronic systems

    Hello there I am so delighted I found your blog page, I really found you by error,
    while I was searching on Digg for something else, Anyways I am
    here now and would just like to say thanks for a tremendous post and a all round enjoyable blog (I also
    love the theme/design), I don’t have time to browse it
    all at the minute but I have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will
    be back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the superb work.

  14. read halogen

    I like the helpful information you provide
    in your articles. I will bookmark your weblog and check again here regularly.
    I’m quite sure I’ll learn lots of new stuff right here!
    Best of luck for the next!

  15. pt-br.facebook.com

    Hi! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick
    shout out and say I really enjoy reading through your blog posts.
    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that
    cover the same topics? Thank you so much!

  16. online business success

    Good site you have here.. It’s difficult to find excellent writing like yours
    nowadays. I honestly appreciate individuals like you!

    Take care!!

  17. innovative security

    Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after reading through some of
    the post I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless,
    I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!

  18. Reed

    I used to be recommended this website via my cousin. I’m not positive whether this submit is written by way
    of him as no one else understand such precise about my difficulty.
    You’re wonderful! Thank you!

  19. hu.fen.gk.uang.ni.u.b.i..u.k.6.2S.No.w.d.r.if.t.q.b.v.n@reanz.nbth.at

    magnificent issues altogether, you just won a new reader.
    What may you recommend in regards to your put up that
    you made a few days in the past? Any positive?

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.