2022 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Betting Tips & Predictions

We have expert betting tips for the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes this Saturday at Flemington which features a quality field of nine scintillating sprinters.

It’s one of the biggest sprints on the Australian racing calendar, including Nature Strip, Eduardo, Home Affairs and Masked Crusader.

We have a runner-by-runner betting guide available for the BCD Group Sprint, which runs at 3:15 pm.

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Best bets for Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2022


Best Bet:

Nature Strip @ $2.70 Bet @ Sportsbet


Best Each Way Bet:

Home Affairs @ $6 Bet @ Sportsbet


Best Roughie:

Gytrash @ $12 Bet @ Sportsbet


Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Trifecta Tips

Punters should have five runners on their ticket for the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes trifecta.

  • Nature Strip
  • Home Affairs
  • Gytrash
  • Eduardo
  • Profiteer

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes First-Four Tips

We have included seven runners for our Black Caviar Lightning Stakes first-four.

  • Nature Strip
  • Home Affairs
  • Gytrash
  • Eduardo
  • Profiteer
  • Masked Crusader
  • The Inferno

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Form Guide & Tips


1. Nature Strip (Best Bet – $2.70) Bet @ Sportsbet

Nature Strip is a Flemington specialist with six wins from eight starts and his fresh up record has improved to four wins from eight starts.

The 19-time winner is one of the world’s best sprinters and despite his odds drifting from $2.40 to $2.70, we’re happy with the extra value.

Punters should be confident of a Nature Strip victory.

2. Eduardo ($4.20) Bet @ Sportsbet

Eduardo is one of the most-improved sprinters in Australia, and although he’s an eight-year-old, he still has pace.

The son of Host owns three fresh up wins but he has yet to win at Flemington, which is the big concern. He’s not a fan of running down the straight, but include him in trifecta selections.

3. Masked Crusader ($9) Bet @ Sportsbet

Masked Crusader owns a devastating turn-of-foot but we’re not sure if the 1000m is ideal fresh up.

The five-year-old has yet to run down the Flemington straight, so that’s a concern. However, he’s a clever type that could adjust.

We would prefer to wait for a better opportunity to make money off him.

4. Gytrash (Best Roughie – $12) Bet @ Sportsbet

Gytrash didn’t have an ideal preparation last time in work, but we’re not prepared to drop him yet.

The 10-time winner owns three wins down the Flemington straight and he owns five wins from six attempts over the distance.

Punters get lovely odds and they should shorten on race day.

5. The Inferno ($23) Bet @ Sportsbet

The five-year-old is a fresh up specialist and he has been given a soft trial to prepare for this race.

He didn’t fire in The Everest, but it was a high-pressure race and he would be better for the spell.

He’s another runner that has been specked at odds, so don’t rule him out completely.

6. The Astrologist ($41) Bet @ Sportsbet

The Astrologist does his best racing at Flemington with nine starts for three wins and five placings.

He is better for the fresh up run when placing behind Halvorsen, and although he’s facing a sharp rise in class, he has the pace to feature.

Getting cramped for room on the inside might not be ideal.

7. Swats That ($46) Bet @ Sportsbet

Her lack of recent winning form is a concern and we’re prepared to leave her out of selections.

The four-year-old owns four placings from six starts at Flemington, and the big track helps, but he might find them too slick.

8. Home Affairs (Best Each Way – $6) Bet @ Sportsbet

Home Affairs came of age when winning the Coolmore last preparation and he’s a big threat to them.

The Chris Waller-trained scored by three lengths powering away from the age-group field. It’s much harder here, but running 1:08.73 over 1200m makes him competitive in any grade.

$6 is well worth taking.

9. Profiteer ($8) Bet @ Sportsbet

The three-year-old colt has stacks of speed and he put away a nice field by 1.5 lengths last time out.

He’s unbeaten in two starts at Flemington and we suggest including him in trifecta and first four calculations at the price.

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