As the countdown continues to her first race in Melbourne for a year in the Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) at Flemington on Saturday, Black Caviar stuck to her normal Wednesday routine of some light work at Caulfield, before heading down to Port Phillip Bay for a swim.
A win on Saturday would put her in the driver’s seat to take out the G1 Sprinters Championship, which sees a $1 million TAB bonus paid to connections of a horse that can win that race as well as the Sportingbet Oakleigh Plate and Lexus Newmarket Handicap.
However with Black Caviar not competing in the Oakleigh Plate, the bonus appears unlikely to go off in 2013.
In Saturday’s Group 1 event, Black Caviar has drawn barrier two in a field of eight.
Few of her rivals are likely to mount a serious challenge to the unbeaten star but all will be part of history and hopefully pick up some prizemoney.
As Go The Knuckle’s trainer Robert Smerdon said, ”one of the owners suggested running there (Black Caviar Lightning) and I was not opposed to it as a kick off point.”
”They will all get a great buzz being involved the same race as Black Caviar and hopefully he can run home late and pick up a cheque.”
Source : Racing Victoria