Wet Track no Problem for Black Caviar – Robert Sangster Stakes 2012

April 26, 2012

Wet Track no Problem for Black Caviar – Robert Sangster Stakes 2012

Not even a wet track will stop Black Caviar achieving a 20th straight victory and an Australasian record at Morphetville this Saturday, at least according to her trainer Peter Moody.

Black Caviar

Black Caviar is on track for a 20th straight victory at Morphetville this Saturday

The leading trainer has rejected concerns the champion may struggle in wet conditions, with showers predicted in the South Australian capital for today and tomorrow.

“I don’t think anyone wants to see a great race day spoilt by weather but she’s a filly that’s handled soft ground,” Moody said.

“It’s not a major concern. The only way I would have any issues on running her is if the surface was unsafe or presented some risk to her long-term, but hopefully that’s not the case.”

If the weather continues as expected, it will be the glamour mare’s first race on a wet surface, with her previous 19 starts coming on either good or dead tracks.

The five-year-old had her final hit-out on Tuesday and is now ready for Saturday’s feature 2012 Robert Sangster Stakes in which she will attempt to eclipse the Australasian record for consecutive wins she currently shares with Desert Gold and Gloaming.

A sell-out crowd of approximately 30,000 is expected to flock to Morphetville Racecourse for the event and Moody is thrilled to showcase the world’s best sprinter to a new audience.

“It’s tremendous for South Australian racing. It’s a state with an unbelievable history of racing and it’s probably a little bit in the doldrums. I don’t think anyone would deny that,” Moody said.

“It gives a great opportunity to showcase South Australian racing not only on a national level but on an international level.”

The Morphetville feature is the beginning of a preparation for an overseas tilt at the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 23.

It is expected this weekend’s Robert Sangster Stakes, otherwise known as the Sportingbet Classic, will be the first of two Adelaide hit-outs for Black Caviar before she chases glory in the UK.

She will return to her Victorian base immediately after Saturday’s race before coming back to Morphetville a fortnight later to contest the Group 1 Goodwood Handicap.

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