Moody to Test Black Caviar Next Race Season

October 10, 2011

Moody to Test Black Caviar Next Race Season

Super mare Black Caviar joined the immortal Phar Lap on 14 consecutive metro wins last Saturday with her authoritative Schillaci Stakes success, and while trainer Peter Moody is looking forward to her next two spring runs, it is the autumn racing season that really has the Queensland-bred horseman excited.

Bel Esprit five-year-old looked slicker than ever on the weekend when destroying her rivals by a minimum margin of four and half lengths to win back-to-back editions of the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1000m).

Black Caviar

Black Caviar will be tested over more distance during the 2012 Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival

Saluting as the odds-on favourite in the Luxbet markets, Black Caviar sent a chilling warning to the connections of any spring rivals thinking of getting in her way throughout the remainder of her preparation.

Sticking to the same spring carnival campaign as last year, Black Caviar will next race in the $300,000 Group 2 Schweppes Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day, Saturday October 22.

She then goes to the famous Flemington for the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Emirates Stakes Day on Saturday November 5, where Black Caviar will vie for successive victories in the $1 million Group 1 Patinack Farm Classic (1200m).

Moody is tipping more improvement from Black Caviar next race after she pulled through her first-up on the weekend in terrific order.

“She hardly raised a sweat,” Moodys said.

“It’s probably the fittest I’ve ever had her first-up.


“We’re not huge on weighing our horses, but she’d have raced at about 580kg last campaign; I reckon she’s 20 to 30kg lighter this time in.”

While all of this is very exciting for the plethora of racing fans that turn out to see racing royalty and for the bucket loads of punters backing Black Caviar in the Win and Exotic markets at Luxbet, the autumn is when Moody believes his queen will be asked to give more.

To date Black Caviar has never run further than 1200 metres, but Moody believes she has the makings of a middle-distance champion and intends to put that theory to the test next year.

“I’m dying to get her into the Orr and the Futurity; I can’t wait to get her to 1400 meters or even a mile,” Moody said.

The $400,000 Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m), won this year by Moody’s now retired mare and former Australian Racehorse of the Year Typhoon Tracy, runs at Caulfield on February 11, 2012 during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival, followed by the $500,000 Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) a fortnight later.

“I can’t recall her every pulling in a race,” Moody said of Black Caviar.

“In fact, I think you could ride her from last.

“I think up to 1400 metres and a mile in the autumn, that’s when she will really excel.”

That’s also when punters are likely to get Black Caviar at a slightly longer price in the Luxbet markets.

While markets for Black Caviar next race in the Schweppes Stakes won’t open until next week, in the pre-field Patinack Farm Classic 2011 odds at Luxbet Black Caviar is already the firming $1.30 favourite, a price that will be slashed dramatically should $5.50 second elect Sepoy bypass the sprint feature.

Sepoy is unlikely to accept for the 2011 Patinack Farm Classic field, trainer Peter Snowden naming the $500,000 Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) on Victoria Derby Day the Saturday before Black Caviar’s final run of the spring as his ace colt’s main aim.

The season’s best three-year-old, Sepoy proved themselves against older company when beating a top field in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on September 30 and will return this Saturday for the $200,000 Perri Cutten Caulfield Sprint (1100m) during the Caulfield Cup Day action.

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