Black Caviar powers into eleventh heaven
SUPERSTAR Black Caviar claimed her fourth consecutive Group One victory and stretched her winning record to 11 with a crowd-thrilling performance in the William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley last night.
Rated the world’s best racehorse by Timeform ahead of dual Cox Plate winner So You Think, the unbeaten Peter Moody-t r ai ned mare was sent out at the prohibitive quote of $ 1.09 which looked luxurious after the race.
There were a couple of anxious moments for those that took the short odds as Black Caviar was trapped three wide in the early stages of the 1200m weight-for-age event.
But she quickly rounded up her rivals and raced away in the straight to score by 13⁄ lengths from reigning Golden Slipper winner and race leader Crystal Lily ($ 15).
Black Caviar’s stablemate Hinchinbrook ($ 31) finished strongly to be another 11⁄ place.
‘‘ When I did ( shake her up) she went away. That’s where she wins her races – in the middle stages of her races,’’ Nolen said.
‘‘ We put them away and sat up for the photo. The only instructions I got were ’ don’t hit her’.’’
Moody suggested Black Caviar had to be woken up during the race when Nolen had to shake her up to get her going.
2 N Patchett ...................................... 58 1 A Merritt ............................................ 56.5 11 12 13 14 15 16
lengths away in third
‘‘ He just had to wake her up a little bit on the night. It’s a bit late, she should be at home having a camp,’’ Moody said.
‘‘ Nothing worries her. Nothing fazes her at all. What do you say?
‘‘ She’s just gone and done the job again, full credit to her, it’s hard to take credit for any part of it. ‘‘ She’s just a machine.’’ A crowd of more than 10,000 attended the season’s night racing finale with the club hiring buses to 7 F Edwards ......................................... 55.5
13 ................................................. 55.5 2 D Andrews ( Em.) ...................... 56.5
10 G Kliese ( Em.) .................... 58.5 16 J Felix ( Em.) ................................. 56.5 5 ( Em.) ................................................... 58.5 bring people from country areas to see the great mare.
Moody won a $ 134,000 MercedesBenz GL350 for his horses passing the $ 1 million mark in prize money over the night racing season while Nolen collected a $ 33,500 television for his mounts reaching the same target.
Short-term plans for Black Caviar are a three-start interstate campaign taking in one race in Sydney and two in Brisbane. Mdn-sw Mar 5. Has race fitness on her side. Respect.
( Bub Baker) 2g Minardi Baval Salute ( 4: 0-0-1): Two-year-old followed 7 len last ( 56.0) Craiglea Romeo 1000m Cluden 2Y Hcp heavy trk Feb 15 with 32 len 12th ( 56.0) Massurmi 1200m Cluden 2Y-sw heavy trk Mar 10. Hard to get a line on him but safe to assume he can improve sharply on a dry track.
( Ms J Bell) 3f Cape Cross Luanda ( 6: 0-0-1): Resuming. Was big odds when 3-1/ 2 len 5th ( 54.0) Pete the Clown 1000m Cluden Mdn slow trk Sep 21. Sent out fav. for 1-1/ 2 len 4th ( 54.5) Alex’s Dragon 1000m Cluden 3Y Mdn Oct 12. Keep safe.
( J Manzelmann) 3f Bagger Vance Silly Mistake ( 3: 0-0-0): All three starts have been on heavy tracks including 6-1/ 2 len 5th ( 55.0) Ratbag 1050m Mackay Mdn Feb 22 and 7 len 4th ( 54.0) Cecotto 1000m Cluden Mdn Mar 10. Never seen dry ground. Keep safe for top stable.
( J Warren) 4m Like a Bullet Dancing Phoenix ( 3: 0-0-0): Resuming. Followed first-up 7 len 5th ( 55.0) Chilli Bite 1000m Cluden Mdnsw dead trk Jun 5 with 11-1/ 4 len 10th ( 55.0) Catcher Tory 1000m Cluden Mdn Jul 3. On spec.
( P Alley) 4g Various Jazzy Landing ( 6: 0-0-0): Resumi n g f r o m l o n g b r e a k . R a c e d ungenerously when 12 len 10th ( 54.5) Savsenga 1000m Cluden Mdn Dec 1 2009 then was caught wide for 16 len len 7th ( 54.0) Yeah Mate 1200m Cluden 3Y Mdn Dec 24 2009. Can’t come in.
( Ms O Cairns) 6m Lion Hunter Vanessa’s Star ( 9: 0-0-0): Followed 10 len 5th ( 54.0) Barron Valley 1200m Cluden Mdn heavy trk Feb 15 with 12 len 8th ( 54.0) Forza Potenza 1200m Cluden Mdn heavy trk Mar 22. Not keen.
( B Hetherington) 4g King of Danes Exactly ( 10: 0-0-0): Was caught wide when 21 len 12th ( 57.5) Barbi z on 1 0 0 0 m Cl uden Mdn-s w heavy trk Jan 6. Blundered near 100m when 6 len 5th ( 58.5) Sandra Jean 900m Home Hill Mdn-sw Jan 26. Prefer others. following 4-1/ 2 len 5th ( 57.0) Character Assassin 1300m Cluden C1 Oct 12. Placed twice in three first-up tries.
( A Jones) 6g Grass Wonder Pink Lady ( 26: 1-3-6): Resuming. Distance may have found him out when dismal 16 len last ( 55.0) Blue Bom Square 1630m Cluden C2 Oct 23. Was spelled after 3-1/ 4 len 9th ( 54.0) Pete the Clown 1000m Cluden C2 Nov 9. Has a fresh placing to his credit from three attempts. Place looks best.
( J Manzelmann) 5h Piccolo My Zazou ( 16: 1-2-3): Found o n e b e t t e r when l e n 2 n d ( 5 4 . 5 ) Monashee Star 1200m Bluff Class B Feb 26 before 4 len 5th ( 58.0) Monnie 1050m Mackay C1-sw dead trk Mar 5. Meets Monnie 6.5kg better for last time and is a winner this track and distance.
( E Covell) 4g Western Red Speedy Princess ( 10: 1-1-3): Was 5-1/ 4 len 4th ( 54.0) Christark 1050m Mackay C1 heavy trk Jan 22 before creditable effort for 2 len, 1-1/ 2 len 3rd ( 54.0) Nymphette, Ratbag 1000m Cluden C1 heavy trk Mar 10. Might appreciate a drier track.
( J Manzelmann) 3f Monashee Mountain Charm Buster ( 16: 1-1-1): New here. Was slowly away when 9-1/ 4 len 6th ( 54.0) Tread Lightly 1400m Gold Coast C1 Jan 29 before began awkwardly when 4-1/ 4 len 6th ( 54.0) Tycoon Treasure 1200m F& M C1 Toowoomba cushion track Feb 19. Three starts back was 2nd ( 54.0) 1300m C1 Toowoomba cushion. Respect at f i r s t r un f or l eading stable.
( D Johnston) 5m Court of Jewels Zofagel ( 16: 1-2-2): Former Victorian resuming. Could only manage 14 len last ( 56.0) Primo Lago 1500m Mornington 0-58 Nov 20 before 21 l en 8th ( 65.0) Classic Hussler 1600m Stony Creek 0-58 Highweight dead trk Dec 4. Prefer to see.
( Ms C Williams) 4g Dubl e o Matt i n a ( 1 9 : 1 - 3 - 0 ) : B e e n struggling on the heavy with 14 len 7th ( 54.0) Mangala 1300m Cluden C1 heavy trk Jan 6 and 7 len 9th ( 54.0) Counterize 1200m Cluden C1 heavy trk Jan 18. Can improve sharply back to the dry.
( Ms A Lawrence) 3f Face Value Tiara Dane ( Nothin’ Leica Dane). First start.
( B Hetherington) 6g Natural Act Ascot Gavotte ( 2: 0-0-0): Didn’t race for over three years after debut 23 len last ( 56.0) Regal Castanea 1000m Toowoomba CG& E Mdn-sw Dec 1. Firstup was slowly away when 18 len 9th ( 56.5) Barron Valley 1200m Cluden Mdn heavy trk Feb 15. Waiting.
( A M o l i n o ) 4 g O v e r Lazinda ( 11: 0-0-1): Former NSW galloper new here. Followed 6 len 6th ( 58.0) Pakawaka 1400m Canberra Mdn-sw Jan 21 with 7-1/ 2 len 11th ( 58.0) Mistakadane 1400m Goulburn Mdn-sw Feb 15. Far from hopeless here but might see this one.
( Ms O Cairns) 3g Latarmiss Spicy Letters ( 14: 1-1-2): Sent out at big odds for 4 len 8th ( 54.0) Big Jay Be 1400m Cluden C1 dead trk Jan 25 and again when 15 len last ( 54.0) Mob Rule 1300m Cluden C1 slow trk Mar 22. Not keen.