TAB’s all in market currently for the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes has Bivouac on the first line of betting as a short priced $2.50 favourite to take out the first Group 1 Sprint feature of the Autumn!!
The Godolphin runner leads the betting ahead of fellow sprinting superstar Nature Stip ($4.50) who will be partnered by Jamie Kah for the first time down the Flemington straight.
Chris Waller trained Nature Strip and Bivouac have clashed once previously with Nature Strip taking home the chocolates on that day with an emphatic 3.25 length win in last years Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic over 1200m.
Also lining up for the Waller camp is one of Spring's hottest properties in September Run who currently sits at $6 in betting. The 3 year old filly dominated down the straight at Flemington winning 3 from 3 including victory over the boys in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes on Derby day.
Outside of single figure runners we also see the return to the track of handy mares Pippie and Fabergino who along with Swat’s That sit at $11 in betting.
The race could become a true staying test on the day with Anders inclusion likely to drive Nature Strip and Pippie forward to contest the lead and drive the pace early on.
Nominations had been pushed back until Tuesday morning however with Bivouac, September Run and Nature Strip already nominated punters with all in tickets will now be looking towards Saturday rather than any late additions to the field.