Artie set to party
By Winning Post, February 12, 2017 - 9:42 AM

Coolmore Stud Stakes winner Flying Artie is raring to go ahead of this Saturday's Black Caviar Lightning, where he'll be attempting to break a long drought for the three-year-olds.

The young sprinters notched a Lightning hat-trick from 2003 to 2005, but haven't won in the 11 years since.

He faces a star-studded field at Flemington. Can he blow them away? Tony Kneebone's Lightning tip will lead this week's Winning Post.

The Flemington program also features the C.S. Hayes Stakes and The Vanity for three-year-olds, while in Sydney it's Silver Slipper day and in Adelaide the feature is the Birthday Cup.

Black type elsewhere around the country this weekend includes the Night Cup at Moonee Valley on Friday and the Vamos Stakes and Tassie Oaks in Launceston on Sunday.

Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for the Moonee Valley and Canterbury night meetings, plus the daytime action at Tatura, as well as fields, colours and selections for Ballina, Scone and Ipswich.

The metro racing this Saturday is at Flemington in Melbourne, Rosehill in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide, Eagle Farm in Brisbane and Ascot in Perth.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Bendigo (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Goulburn (NSW edition) and Gold Coast (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings include Vamos day plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

Our readers have their say on page 4, while further back in the book Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.

Winning Post costs $5 and is available Thursday afternoon in selected Melbourne newsagents, the crack of dawn Friday elsewhere.

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