Black Caviar has world at her feet Thu, 26 Jan 2012
Peter Moody has stated again his reticence about taking unbeaten superstar Black Caviar overseas to prove her worth on the international stage.
The world's highest rated sprinter and second overall behind unbeaten English champion Frankel, Black Caviar will strive for her seventeenth successive win when she resumes in tomorrow night's Gr. 2 Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley.
"She's done a pretty good job thus far and she can only beat what's put in front of her," Moody said. "I think it's ridiculous the fact that she's got to go overseas to prove herself the best sprinter in the world when our horses have been proven the best.
"She's going to travel three-quarters of the way around the world to race inferior opposition for much inferior prize-money. It doesn't make a lot of sense but let's do it."
The trainer will meet with Black Caviar's owners next week to discuss the overseas options, including the Royal Ascot and Dubai carnivals. He said the Royal Ascot carnival was on the owners' wish list and he was "more than happy to abide by it".
But on the down-side, he pointed out she would miss some rich sprints in Australia as a result. He also cited as negatives the risks involved with travelling horses, lengthy quarantine periods, and the fact she's a mare, not a hardy gelding such as international Group One winner Takeover Target.