Punters Remain Keen to Back Sprint Queen Black Caviar

April 9, 2011

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Punters Remain Keen to Back Sprint Queen Black Caviar

Fans at the Royal Randwick are just hours away from watching racing royalty with the fastest horse on the planet, Black Caviar, making her much awaited Sydney debut in the $1 million Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m).

Black Caviar

Black Caviar will head to Brisbane after today's TJ Smith Stakes in Sydney

The unbeaten queen has captured the hearts of industry experts and the public around the country, Black Caviar having won all 11 of her career starts to date including her past four at elite level.

Today the Bel Esprit four-year-old will look to add a 12th to this ultra impressive record and a fifth Group 1 win to her name before heading up to Queensland to bring some flair to the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Ten other talented sprinters are engaged for the 2011 TJ Smith Stakes at 2:20pm (AEST), but the punters are having nothing to do with an upset.

Black Caviar is the one they want and there is nothing to suggest she won’t salute again.

Deserved odds-on favourite in the TJ Smith Stakes markets, Black Caviar has been heavily backed right in from $1.28 to $1.18 and the bets keep coming.

Sportingbet Australia just this morning confirmed taking a monster $300,000 bet on the mighty mare at $1.21.

“We saw some huge bets on the likes of Lonhro and Makybe Diva but Black Caviar takes things to a whole new level,” Said Sportingbet CEO Michael Sullivan.

“Punters feel she is unbeatable and see their bets as a term deposit which has terms of just over a minute instead of months or years.”

Other massive bets of $150,000 and $100,000 have also been placed on the top sprinter at Sportingbet Australia.

While the favourite firms, odds on all of Black Caviar’s rivals have drifted at bookmakers over the past 24 hours.

The next shortest-priced contender is boom galloper Hay List at $14 and fresh off a win in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Warwick Farm on March 27.

Hay List has twice come up against the Black Caviar machine in which she churned him out both times.

In November last year an injury marred lead-up to the $750,000 Group 1 Patinack Farm Classic (1200m) at Flemington’s Emirates Stakes Day saw the John McNair-trained Hay List finish a distant 11 ½ lengths away sixth to Black Caviar.

After a spell the five-year-old Statue Of Liberty gelding resumed in the $750,000 Group 1 Coolmore Lightning stakes (1000m) on February 19 and despite an improved effort and the addition of blinkers again, Hay List could still only manage to come 3 ½ lengths away second to Black Caviar.

Today Hay List has drawn barrier 10 in the 11-horse TJ Smith Stakes field and will be ridden by Glyn Schofield.

“He’s got a win behind his name again which is a good confidence boost for him,” Schofield said of Hay List.

“It wasn’t the greatest bit of confidence with the way he won (the Challenge Stakes), it was a big of a scramble I must admit, but at least he won.

“I gave him a bit of a workout on Monday and he definitely feels like he has improved that run fitness-wise.

“He’s had a run and then two weeks into his second run and we know by his form that his second run is always better than his first.”

Despite the claims, the hulking Hay List needs to bring far more to the table than ever before to stand a chance of stopping Black Caviar’s winning streak.

“We know how good she (Black Caviar) is now and it’s not an easy task to beat her but I’ve said that the longer they go unbeaten the more chance there is of them getting beaten,” Schofield said.

“And when that time comes I’m hoping it’s us that can beat her.”

Whether that time is today will soon be determined, but odds are Black Caviar will emerge victorious.

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