Black Caviar in seventh heaven

Black Caviar took another step towards Group 1 glory with a stunning victory in the G2 Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday.  The Peter Moody trained filly kept her unblemished record intact with a runaway victory over Sydney favourite Hot Danish.

Black Caviar is now primed for a much-awaited clash with sprint sensation Hay List in the G1 Patinack Farm Classic at Flemington on November 6.  Either result will be a win-win for Eliza Park.  Black Caviar (Bel Esprit) and Hay List (Statue of Liberty) are both by sires based at the Kerrie stud.

Moody said he didn’t know how much more Black Caviar could improve.  “The only guide I’ve got is General Nediym,” he explained.  “He’s the only great sprinter I’ve worked with and she’s better than him.”

Black Caviar (4m Bel Esprit – Helsinge by Desert Sun) was a $210,000 buy at the 2008 Melbourne Premier yearling sale.  Bel Esprit sired her from an unraced half-sister to Moody’s G1 sprinter Magnus (Flying Spur) who is also based at Eliza Park.  Another half-brother Wilander (Exceed and Excel) was a G2 winner of the MRC Schillaci Stakes.

Second dam Scandinavia (Snippets) was a G2 winner of the QTC Cup and she was also G1 placed in the Newmarket and Salinger Stakes at Flemington.

Black Caviar is unbeaten in seven starts commencing at Flemington on April 18 last year.  She debuted a day after Shocking won his maiden at Bendigo.
A Casino Prince half brother to Black Caviar is part of the Makybe draft catalogued for the 2011 Inglis Easter yearling sale.