Black Caviar in Surprise Public Jump-Out
The return to racing of equine superstar Black Caviar is one step closer after an impressive run in a surprise public trial at Sandown in Melbourne yesterday.
It was reported in the Australian racing media that Black Caviar had returned to the stables of trainer Peter Moody 70kg’s over her peak racing weight but the brilliant mare showed no signs of this extra girth when running away from the rest of the field in the jump-out over 800m.
Moody said that Black Caviar was is brilliant condition and remained on track to return to racing in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes on February 16th.
“There’ll be no problem with her weight,” Moody said.
“She had a nice soft jump-out and pulled up beautiful.
“Everything is under control and it’s full steam ahead.”
Former jockey and stake-holder in BC3 Thoroughbreds Simon Marshall witnessed the trial and said that Black Caviar looked to be progressing perfectly for her return to the races.
“She looks bigger and stronger and is carrying more weight,” Marshall said.
“Her coat must come on but a trial like that will bring her on.
“It looks like Moody has got her where he wants her and he just needs to peel back the layers.”
Black Caviar was a surprise name of the nominations list for the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap – Australia’s premier sprinting handicap.
If Black Caviar actually runs in the Newmarket she is likely to face arch rival Hay List who was also nominated for the $1 million race.
Black Caviar won the Newmarket Handicap in 2011 carrying 58kg while Hay List carried 58.5kg to victory in 2012.
The queen of world racing is expected to have four runs in her final campaign including two starts in Melbourne and one each in Sydney and Brisbane.
You can find the best odds for Black Caviar in the Lightning Stakes and Newmarket Handicap betting markets at Bet365.