Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2013 Return for Samaready

January 21, 2013

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2013 Return for Samaready

Caulfield trainer Mick Price is eyeing off the 2013 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes for the new season return of his talented More Than Ready filly Samaready who hasn’t raced since her failed first-up effort at Caulfield back in August.


Blue Diamond Stakes winner Samaready will resume racing in the 2013 Lightning Stakes

A $1.23 million earner, Samaready has won four of her six starts to date including last year’s prestigious Blue Diamond Stakes.

Suffering her first defeat on the back of a four straight winning streak Samaready ran third to Gai Waterhouse’s ace colt Pierro, pre-post favourite for the 2013 Doncaster Mile this autumn, in the Golden Slipper.

Sent for a four month spell after her Slipper placing Samaready returned as a three-year-old but failed to fire in the Listed Quezette Stakes (1100m) on a mud track when fourth to Elite Elle, a performance Price is still not sure how to explain.

“There was no injury and nothing I could really put my finger on,” he said.

“She had a tough run on a track that was rated a heavy 10 and that might have flattened her but at the same time she just wasn’t blooming.

“It was great that Peter Orton (manager of the Vinery Syndicate that races Samaready) was more than happy to tip her out rather than pushing on.”

She has been in the paddock since and after recently returning to work, Price believes Samaready is nearing return to racing with the $700,000 Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m) down the Flemington straight on February 16 being considered for her first run of the year.

“All the signs are good,” Price said.

“She’s a better colour with her coat all brown and shiny whereas she was a bit wintery last time.

“She’s been galloping and pulling up in good order.

“Dale Smith rode her last Tuesday and said she feels really good, so it’s all positive at this stage.”

The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2013 is shaping up as a beauty with the race possibly to host its namesake, dual defending champ Black Caviar who will be kicking off her retirement campaign.

Other possible runners in the lucrative sprint showdown this year could include Paul Messara’s international Group 1 performer Ortensia and returning sprint star Hay List, second in the race last autumn.

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