Black Caviar: set for prolonged European campaign if she stays unbeatenPICTURE: Getty Images
Moody outlines Euro campaign for Caviar
AUSTRALIA'S sprint superstar Black Caviar could be set for a prolonged campaign in Europe next summer if she retains her unbeaten record through the remainder of her domestic campaign.
The brilliant mare had little more than a racecourse gallop on Saturday as she dismissed three rivals for her 15th straight victory in the Group 2 Schweppes Stakes over 6f at Moonee Valley in Melbourne on Saturday, where she was sent off at the amazing price of 1-33.
After the race, trainer Peter Moody again stressed his desire to showcase Black Caviar to the Australian racing public and outlined a plan to take her to Perth after the Group 1 Patinack Farm Classic in two weeks' time.
Heruled out any possible trip to Hong Kong, Dubai or Singapore in colourful terms. "Why should we supplement every other bastard's racing around the world?" he said. "Let's supplement our own and enjoy her here for as long as we can?"
However, Moody also told the Racing Post that Europe remains prominent in his thinking after Black Caviar has finished her Australian autumn campaign, outlining a schedule for 2012 taking in the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot and the July Cup before a tilt at the Prix de la Foret.
"I'm as keen as anyone to see her race abroad but I want Australia to see her and enjoy what she does," he explained.
"I tend to talk it down a little bit but the owners are very keen to go to Ascot so if she stays through her remaining races here unbeaten, then we would look at a prolonged campaign.
"When she has finished here, I can see us coming over for the Golden Jubilee, July Cup and the seven-furlong race on Arc day. There's no need to rush back for a stud career or anything like that."
Black Caviar's reputation meant she was next to unbackable on Saturday, when three rivals included Royal Ascot winner Scenic Blast.
The final dividend of 1.03 on most pools represented an SP of 1-33 - but in some states, where it is allowed, no dividend was returned. Punters bet a dollar simply to get their money back - and they never had a moment's worry as she arrogantly dismissed her opponents by six lengths, totally eased down by regular rider Luke Nolen.
"They aren't good enough to beat her here and nothing wants to run against her," said Moody. "The only thing that would stop me coming over is if she gets beaten because really that would mean something had happened - only misadventure could get her beaten.
"I'm not being rude but horses like Choisir, Takeover Target and Miss Andretti - she would tow them. That's not me saying that, it is their trainers!"