Encouraging signs from Black Caviar augur well for one final campaign in the autumn
Peter Moody From: Herald Sun September 27, 2012 6:43pm
BLACK Caviar won't be racing this spring but the odds are we haven't seen the last of her on the racetrack.
Black Caviar has been in pre-training at Caulfield for the past few weeks and I've got to say I'm really encouraged by her progress.
Physically, she looks great and the trip to England doesn't seem to have taken too much out of her.
She is such a relaxed, easy-going mare, her attitude is one of her greatest assets, and it has certainly helped her bounce back after England.
I'm going to talk to Black Caviar's owners today, but my recommendation will be that we send her back to the spelling paddock at the end of this month, give her a four-week break and then set her for an autumn race campaign.
I want to bring her back into the stables on November 1 and start getting her ready for one final campaign.
If we are not happy with her over summer, then she will be retired. It just means she has missed a season at stud.
But at this stage I'm more than satisfied with what she is showing us on the training track and there is every chance we will see her back at the races early next year.