Peter Moody has provided a revealing insight into the progress of Black Caviar, informing Australia that she appears better than ever prior to her spring debut in the Schillaci Stakes this Saturday.
The five-year-old mare is gearing up to equal Phar Lap’s record of 14 straight wins in this weekend’s race, where she faces little opposition.
Her trainer has confirmed that she has continued to improve since her blistering autumn and winter campaign earlier this year.
“It’s a frightening thought isn’t it to think she could go quicker?” Moody said.
“(The team) are adamant that she does appear stronger.
“Her racing’s coming along great.
“I can’t fault her, she hasn’t gone backwards.”
Just seven horses are expected to line up against the super mare this Saturday and Moody anticipates many of them will attempt to take the early lead.
“I think they’ll probably out-speed her early but the first 600 metres is not where the race is won,” he said.
Moody is choosing not to focus on the record-equalling feat that lies before Black Caviar and instead concentrate on the Bel Esprit mare executing an issue-free run.
“I think her last four or five wins have had some kind of record attached to it,” Moody said.
Another win in this weekend’s Schillaci Stakes would see Black Caviar’s stardom continue to rise amongst the people of Australia who have adopted her as their own over the past twelve months.
“Spring’s well and truly here and I’m just pleased to be a part of it,” Moody said.
“She’s got that great public push for her now, even non-racing folk would be there I would imagine on Saturday.”