If history is any guide, her rivals are unlikely to be queuing up to take on Black Caviar in the race named in her honour, the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes at Flemington on February 16, but trainer Peter Moody says his champion mare is likely to have a stablemate opposing her.
At this stage, Moody has top sprinter Golden Archer pencilled in for a run in the race, which is the first leg of the three race G1 Championship for sprinters, which carries a TAB $1 million bonus to the winner. Second leg being the Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield and third leg the Newmarket Handicap down the Flemington straight six.
”He’s an entire and some black type performance would enhance his future stud prospects, so it is likely he could take on his famous stablemate first up in the Lightning,” Moody said.
If the G1 Championship bonus is not won, the top points scorer in the series will win a $50,000 international travel subsidy.
Source : Racing Victoria