Black Caviar: Australia's wonder horse bids for win number 21 on SaturdayPICTURE: Getty Images
Black Caviar thriving as she bids for 21st win
Preview: Australia, Saturday 7.50am BST
Morphettville: Distinctive Homes Goodwood (Group 1) 6f, turf, 3yo+
AUSTRALIA'S most famous horse Black Caviar is in much better shape for her bid to win her 21st consecutive race than when she made history inAdelaide last month, her trainer Peter Moody has revealed.
"She is more relaxed and I am more relaxed," Moody told reporters on the eve of the Group 1 Goodwood at Morphettville on Saturday.
There are only a handful of tickets left for the meeting where a 30,000 strong crowd will gather on a possibly drizzly day to see if she can extend her record streak to 21 wins from 21 starts.
The possibility of rain is the only variable Moody can see threatening Black Caviar's bid.
"She is going to the races for the 21st time and she's never seen rain, so she might be a fair-weathered horse," Moody said.
Moody said he was very happy with her preparation and she was in better shape than last time when she won the Sportingbet Classic.
The mare's coat appeared somewhat shaggy for that assignment with Moody conscious she needs to peak at the right time which is at Royal Ascot in June.
Brenton Wilkinson, chief executive of the South Australian Jockey Club, said he was excited about having her race in Adelaide for the second time in two weeks before such huge crowds.
"We just have to build on getting this to continue into the future," he said.
Wilkinson scotched rumours that a Saudi prince had flown into Adelaide to look over Black Caviar.
He said there was a Saudi contingentin town but it was for an oil conference next week.
Moody said Black Caviar's owners had no intention of selling. "She has a big not-for-sale sign over her head," he said.