Black Caviar is puting her unbeaten record on the line when she runs in the $400,000 Aus-I William Reid Stakes in a few days at the Moonee Valley Racecourse. A win will equal her record with Kingston Town's 14 Australian Group I wins.
The brilliant 6-year-old mare, rated the world's top-rated sprinter, is undertaking her second start after a layoff of seven months. She ran in the Aus-I Black Caviar Lightning Stakes on February 16, setting a new track record.
Luke Nolen who is Black Caviar’s regular rider will be mounted on the mare as she breaks from post six. A stablemate is also running. She is Karuta Queen, a Group III winner by Not a Single Doubt.
The field of runners include Lucky Gray, a multiple Group I winner, Spirit Of Boom, the Queensland Stakes winner, Fawkner who has won Group III races and Good Ba Ba, former Hong Kong Horse of the Year. Rounding out the field is Linton, a Multiple Group II winner.
Black Caviar's trainer, Peter Moody, has been suffering with blood poisoning that caused him to be hospitalized for a short while. Says Moody, “I’m in fine fettle now and am looking forward to the 1,200 meter William Reid.”
Moody is making final preparations for Black Caviar’s race.
"I'm back on the tools again," he told The Australian. "She's well and will do some fast work on Tuesday to have her right for Friday night."
We wish Black Caviar a safe trip to the wire.
Source: Blood Horse
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