Black Caviar On Course For Schillaci Stakes Start

By: Sarah Fortnum
September 16th, 2011
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Black Caviar

Black Caviar is in good order ahead of her spring return in the Schillaci Stakes

Black Caviar is on track to begin her spring campaign in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes according to her trainer Peter Moody.

Moody said that the unbeaten super mare is in good order ahead of her spring return.

“(I’m) very pleased with her,” he said.

“I think we’re three weeks tomorrow to (Caulfield) Guineas Day where we’re set to resume.

“There’s a possibility that she could be going to Perth.”

Moody also said it was unlikely that Black Caviar would return to Queensland next year for the winter racing carnival.

“I’d never say never but at this point her autumn campaign will be Melbourne early then maybe overseas,” Moody said.

The trainer is also preparing New Zealander King’s Rose for a spring campaign that is likely to include the Epsom Handicap and the $3 million Cox Plate.

“(I’m) not sure where I’m going to go with her,” he said.

“(there’s) some possibility she might go to Sydney for the Epsom.

“I would think more Cox Plate (than Caulfield Cup) at this point.”

Four-year-old mare Do Ra Mi will also take her place in the Group 1 George Main Stakes in Sydney tomorrow.

“She’s progressed nicely,” Moody said.

“Third run in (and) 1,500 metres is ideal.

“She’s there to be competitive.

“I think she’ll run nicely.”

However Moody realises Stradbroke Handicap winner, Sincero, is going to be hard to beat.

“He’s a very good horse… He’s building a very imposing record,” he said.

The trainer will also be represented by Lights Of Heaven in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes and both Hallowell Belle and Metonymy in the Group 3 Thousand Guineas Prelude.

“I’d be disappointed if Lights of Heaven didn’t run well in the Underwood and I think both my fillies will run well in the Guineas Prelude,” Moody said.

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