Super mare Black Caviar will not be beaten in the 2013 William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night.
Well, that’s what the market says.
The all-conquering six-year-old is at odds only she can attract as she shoots for win number 24, with bookmaker.com.au offering $1.04.
With all the facts in place, the price seems right.
Despite some nerves that she may have been vulnerable after an extended stay on the sidelines and an overseas trip to Royal Ascot, Black Caviar blazed her rivals away last month to win the Lightning Stakes at Flemington.
In doing so, Australia’s equine superstar broke the Flemington 1000m record, clocking an incredible 55.42.
As has become the trend in recent years, her aura is so strong, she scares the competition away.
That is again the case ahead of a likely 14th Group 1 win on Friday night, with just six horses lining up to take her on.
There is not another glamour sprinter among the line up, with Perth star Luckygray the second favourite at $21.
Luckygray was outsprinted under a big 58kg weight in the Newmarket first-up and trainer Poletti is expecting an improved performance this weekend.
”We are not going there expecting to beat her but he is going to be much better suited at weight-for-age because he just struggled in the Newmarket having to give a way so much weight,” Poletti said.
Next best in the market is Queensland entire Spirit Of Boom who was third in the Oakleigh Plate and sixth in the Newmarket.
Black Caviar’s stablemate Karuta Queen, a former star two-year-old, is at $31 ahead of the Lloyd Williams-owned Fawkner ($51) who was runner-up in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes in the spring.
The final runner in the field is John Sadler-trained gelding Linton who is the long-shot outsider at $201.
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