Chris Waller’s two star sprinters Nature Strip and September Run will both resume in the Black Caviar Lightning at Flemington next month.
Waller said they had both come through their trial at Rosehill last Friday in great style and would kick off their autumn campaigns in the Group One 1000 metres sprint on February 13.
Nature Strip finished fourth in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes last year as a $1.45 favourite behind Gytrash when he was also first-up.
At his last run he finished second to Bivouac in the VRC Sprint Classic over 1200 metres at Flemington.
Three-year-old filly September Run won her last three starts down the Flemington straight over spring which culminated in a win in the Group One Coolmore Stakes.
“It’s pretty exciting to take two horses like that to the Lightning Stakes first up. Then they’ll meander their way through the autumn from there,” Waller said on Melbourne radio station RSN on Monday morning.
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