WORLD sprint superstar Black Caviar may race beyond this season.
Trainer Peter Moody told TVN’s Racing Review today the breeding barn had been raised as an alternate for a couple of season.
“I think it might be this time around, but I’m very open minded,” Moody said.
“Lets let her guide us. After 25 from 25 or 26 from 26 at the end of the current season if there is nothing wrong with her why wouldn’t you look at another season.”
Moody said he had made no plans for the six-year-old beyond the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes, which Black Caviar will be striving to win for a third time.
He noted, however, there was literally a race for Black Caviar everywhere nearly every Saturday between 1000 and 1400 metres.
Moody said the key to determining whether Black Caviar ran in the Newmarket Handicap is not governed solely by what weight she receives - 61.5kg appears the likely guesstimate - but what weight her rivals receive.
“Everything is a possibility, but the only definite at this time is the Lightning,” Moody said.
“It’s the longest she has been away from the races for a while, but the scariest thing is that it is the soundest she has been.
“The fact that she is the soundest that she has been lends itself to very positive thoughts around the yard.”
Moody confirmed that Black Caviar would have an exhibition gallop at Caulfield this Saturday, which would provide the added bonus of giving her the experience again of a day at the races.
He noted that it would be interesting to see “if she still has a smile on her face” with a fortnight leading into the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes.
As expected Black Caviar demolished her rivals in a jump out at Sportingbet Park last Tuesday morning.
“She is not going to lose her ability. Sometimes you just want to know that they have the will to be there,” Moody said.
“What we saw last Tuesday was very positive and if we see that again here next Saturday it is full steam ahead.”