Champion mare Black Caviar is on a hit and run mission in the TJ Smith Stakes in what may be her one and only Sydney run.
This might be our only chance to cheer on the champ.
Black Caviar’s interstate debut in the Group 1 $1 million Darley T.J. Smith Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick could be the first and only time the unbeaten wonder mare races in Sydney.
Which is another compelling reason to be trackside to watch the world’s best racehorse aim for 12 consecutive wins.
In early TAB Sportsbet fixed odds betting, Black Caviar is rated at $1.22 – the 11th race in succession she has been an odds-on favourite.
Trainer Peter Moody declared Black Caviar “in great shape” to continue her winning streak.
“I feel she has come through her William Reid Stakes win better than she did the Newmarket Handicap,” Moody said.
“She took 48-72 hours to get over the Newmarket, she knew she had a solid run that day.
“I did very little work with her going into the William Reid and she pulled up well after that race.
“Actually, I’ve had to up her workload in the last fortnight to get her ready for this race.”
Moody plans to extend Black Caviar’s autumn campaign after the T.J. Smith to include two more races in Brisbane, the BTC Cup and Doomben 10,000 before spelling the champion mare.
Black Caviar will then have up to three starts in Melbourne during the spring carnival later this year before she is aimed at the Hong Kong International Sprint in Sha Tin in December.
“We are enjoying the ride at the moment and it’s great for Australian racing to have her here but there is a lot of pressure to take her overseas,” Moody admitted.
“If everything continues to go well in the spring I will probably recommend to the owners to go to Hong Kong in December.
“The Hong Kong International Sprint is the first option, the race is what I consider the spring sprint world championship.”
Moody also revealed he was interested in aiming Black Caviar at races in Dubai and Royal Ascot next year.
by Buford Balony