Black Caviar in comfort zone for Adelaide

By: Mark Mazzaglia
May 9th, 2012

Trainer Peter Moody feels Black Caviar is in her complete comfort zone after the great mare completed her final work out at Caulfield before heading off to Adelaide.

Black Caviar

Black Caviar completed her final work out ahead of The Goodwood - photo (c) Taron Clarke

“She never ceases to amaze me,” Moody said after the five-year-old clocked her final 400m in 22.26sec on the course proper at Caulfield yesterday morning.

“She worked lovely, quickening the last 400m and always travelling within herself. She has ticked all the boxes and she’s off to Adelaide.”

Black Caviar is returning to Morphettville to carry on where she left off two weeks ago when she created a new Australasian record of twenty straight wins in taking out the Group 1 $400,000 Sportingbet Classic (1200m) in effortless ease with Luke Nolen hardly having to move a muscle.

The undefeated champ has been posted at the very short odds of $1.04 to take on eight rivals in the Group 1 $500,000 The Distinctive Homes Goodwood (1200m) and stretch her unbeaten record to twenty-one.

Moody was at Caulfield to oversee Black Caviar go through her final paces before Adelaide after returning from Hong Kong where he saddled up King’s Rose to finish eleventh in the Group 1 HK$12m The BMW Champions Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.

“Everything is on track. She is fit and in form and we’d expect to win in Adelaide and then concentrate on the UK trip.”

A short trip to Mordialloc beach topped off her preparation for the Goodwood which sees her treated extremely well at the weights.

Under the set weights and penalties, Black Caviar will only have to carry 57kg, just 2.5kg above the minimum against a field that doesn’t have one Group 1 winner amongst it.

The world’s highest rated sprinter has ten Group 1 wins to herself and will guarantee another 30,000 sell out on Saturday after Morphettvile was bursting at the seams when she made an one act affair of the Sportingbet Classic.

Moody has cancelled plans for King’s Rose to join Black Caviar in England after the Redoute’s Choice mare’s disappointing effort in Hong Kong.

Black Caviar is booked to fly to England after the Goodwood and be set for the Group 1 £500,000 The Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m) at Royal Ascot on June 23.

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