Who said no news is good news? This is what we’ve been waiting to hear and wethinks Matt Stewart had a bit of spring in his stride when he penned this for today’s Herald Sun …
Black Caviar may race for at least another year, and trainer Peter Moody predicts the six-year-old’s unbeaten string of wins could stretch to 30.
Moody said Black Caviar was in the best shape of her career and probably only now had reached full physical maturity.
“Why can’t she push up to 26 or 27 wins if she’s still got a smile on her face?” Moody said.
After her brave but narrow win in front of the Queen at Royal Ascot last June – her 22nd win in a row – Moody considered retirement.
A first-up comeback crack at next month’s Black Caviar Lightning at Flemington was regarded as a cautious cameo, at best, but yesterday Moody released the shackles.
He said Black Caviar was “niggle” free for the first time in almost three years.
“The vet’s happy, the chiropractor’s happy, the jockey’s happy, the trainer’s happy,” he said. “Hopefully this all leads to a lot more success.”