Neil Werrett, the Managing part-owner of the world’s best sprinter, Black Caviar, has quickly corrected a newspaper report this morning regarding the great mare’s weight.
The News Limited report said Black Caviar was 70kgs over her racing weight which placed her in danger of resuming in the Group 1 Lightning Stakes at Flemington in 37 days.
Werrett today said the report was incorrect. Trainer, Peter Moody, today said Black Caviar came back into the stable about 620/630kgs, but he said that was no concern.
"She hasn't raced for six months and the weight comes off very quickly. They have just got the numbers wrong. There is no concern, she normally races about 580kgs - she's on target," Moody added.
Unbeaten in 22 starts, Black Caviar went back to Peter Moody’s Caulfield stable last week after a month on the water-walker pre-training.
She currently weighs 610kgs – 30kgs above her regular racing weight of 575/580kgs.
Werrett said Black Caviar was on target to resume in the Lightning Stakes.