Black Caviar Settles Into Surroundings At Eagle Farm

By: Sarah Fortnum
May 8th, 2011
Black Caviar

Black Caviar has settled into her new home at Eagle Farm for the Winter Carnival

Black Caviar has settled nicely into her new surroundings at Eagle Farm in Brisbane ahead of her upcoming BTC Cup at Doomben run this Saturday.

The superstar four-year-old has excelled in her pre-dawn track gallops with work rider Pat Bell.

Bell rode Black Caviar at full speed for the first time this morning for 300 metres after an initial 800 metre gallop around Eagle Farm this morning.

The work rider was thrilled to have had the opportunity to have felt the super mare’s full power underneath him.

“I’ve never ridden her at full speed before,” Bell said.

“It’s pretty scary when she hit top gear.

“Other horses quicken their strides when you ask them to go full tilt, she just lengthens her stride.”

Peter Moody is keeping a watchful eye on Black Caviar as she prepares for her Brisbane debut, and is confident that she is still in top form.

The trainer is not worried by the soft ground and the further rain that is set to fall on Brisbane in the coming days.

“The ground is pretty soft out there this morning and she seemed to cope,” Moody said.

“I suppose we have to find out one day if she can perform in the mud.”

The BTC Cup will also see the likes of Hay List and Melito who will be doing their best to try and dethrone the talented Black Caviar as she tries to claim her 13th unbeaten victory.

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