Black Caviar: coasts home to record 21st consecutive victory on SaturdayPICTURE: Getty Images
So easy for Black Caviar as she lands 21st win
Report: Australia, Saturday
Morphettville (Adelaide): Distinctive Homes Goodwood Stakes (Group 1) 6f, turf, 3yo+
In front of a sell-out 30,000 crowd at the Adelaide track, the five-year-old barely needed to get out of a canter to win the Goodwood against a field of overmatched rivals.
"Armchair it was - never out of second gear," said jockey Luke Nolen. "She travelled strongly and I kept her happy.
"I'm not a punter - I don't worry about margins. As long as she bloody wins I don't care."
Dual world champion sprinter Black Caviar is already odds-on favourite for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.
She holds the Australasian record for consecutive victories at city tracks, and is now just one short of the overall record of 22 held by Miss Petty and Sava Jet at low-grade Queensland bush tracks.
Luke Nolen: always in controlPICTURE: Masakazu Takahashi
On Saturday she broke alertly from a wide gate and made all in the A$500,000 event, drawing away as they turned in two furlongs out before being eased down and winning hard held.
The official winning margin of a length and a half over We're Gonna Rock could have been much more had Nolen desired.
"She's in good shape and as long as she pulls up well, we'll be happy," said trainer Peter Moody, who had a message for British racing fans.
"You've got an excitement machine coming your way. As long as she pleases us the next three weeks we're on the plane to England. I'm happy and as long as she's happy it's all systems go.
"Luke looked after her," Moody added. "He was kind and no-one's ever given us any more for winning by big spaces!"
Also on Saturday
Doomben (Brisbane): BTC Cup (Grade 1) 6f, turf, 3yo+
In the absence of long-time favourite Buffering, scratched with a stone bruise, the first Group 1 event of the Brisbane winter carnival went to Sea Siren (John O'Shea/Jim Cassidy).
The three-year-old filly held off 2009 King's Stand Stakes winner Scenic Blast by a length and a quarter, with Beaded just a nose further back.