What was set to be one of the most attention grabbing and crowd-drawing trials in history now appears unlikely to go ahead at Cranbourne next Monday.
Super mare Black Caviar and Golden Slipper winner Sepoy were due to face up against each other in a routine 800 metre trial at 9am.
However, trainer Peter Moody has decided to save Black Caviar’s return for another occasion.
The trainer does not want to cause the unbeaten star too much stress so early in her spring campaign preparation.
“There was a possibility that I might have taken her there for a soft canter around,” Moody said.
“Listen, I’m not shying away from Sepoy.
“(But) she is such a competitive big thing that if both of them went down there it would end up an overtaxing trial … she will probably stay at home.”
Paul Snowden has told that he will still run Sepoy in the trail as he continues towards his first Melbourne spring target in the Manikato Stakes on September 30.
Black Caviar is expected to resume in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes at her home track at Caulfield on October 8.