Black Caviar cruises to 18th straight win

By: Mark Mazzaglia
February 11th, 2012
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Black Caviar has claimed her 18th straight win in the CF Orr Stakes

Black Caviar cruised to her 18th consecutive win to equal Ajax’s winning streak when she took out the Group 1 $400,000 C.F. Orr Stakes at Caulfieldyesterday.

Jockey Luke Nolen again had an armchair ride on the champion mare and sent her to the line untouched after letting her go as soon as they entered the straight.

And it looks like racegoers won’t have long to wait to see the great mare again as her trainer Peter Moody indicated that she is likely to start next week in the Group 1 $750,000 Coolmore Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

“If she comes through this run today there’s a chance you’ll see her here in seven days and then see her again in seven days after that,” Moody said.

“I’m seriously thinking of taking her to Flemington next week. We’ve never pushed her and with the ease of that I’m probably going to have to do more work with her next Saturday morning to have her ready for the Futurity  than she did here this afternoon.”

Moody paid tribute to all the people who have come from near and far to see Black Caviar and just described it as unbelievable.

If Moody decides to run Black Caviar at Flemington next week and then back her up in the Group 1 $500,000 Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield the week after it would be the first time she has raced three weeks in a row.

Nolen was untroubled in the straight to beat Southern Speed who was running on but was never going to threaten the mare.

A sea off salmon and black waving flags was waiting to greet Nolan and Black Caviar as they returned to the mounting yard and this scene is now likely to be repeated at Flemington next week.

“I give a shake for about 50 yards or so and then I throttled down. She got there with relative ease, travelled strongly going past the leaders. I give her a shake for about 50 yard and then I just let her coast,” Nolen said.

“If she races next week that will mean she will have to race three weeks in a row and I’m sure Pete and the team will make the right decision.”


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