Black Caviarhas won her first jump-out of the spring in scintillating style at Caulfield this morning.
The five-year-old mare breezed away from her competition while being hard-held over the entire 800 metres.
Trainer Peter Moody was at the track to witness the Bel Esprit mare’s impressive victory.
“(Her) action was good (and) she had a nice gallop,” he said.
“I was happy with her.
“(I’m) very pleased with where she’s at.”
Moody anticipates Black Caviar will be looking for more distance this preparation.
“She’s more matured and more laid back in every sense than last prep,” Moody said.
“She’s getting around the place like a mile horse.
“I’ve been dying to get her to 1400 or a mile but that’s not going to happen until the autumn.”
Anthony Cummings’ Smart Missile also took part in the same jump-out, however was only tested over half the course.
“It took him three or four strides to get him really mobile,” jockey Corey Brown said.
“I only let him run 400 metres, he’d already run here on Saturday, he’d done enough.”
Smart Missile finished a luckless tenth last weekend in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and will now head towards the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas next start.
Black Caviar will make her first-up appearance in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes at Caulfield on October 8.