Trainer hints Black Caviar decision near
Mike Hedge AAP
Trainer Peter Moody has offered his strongest tip yet that world champion sprinter Black Caviar could race again.
"Everything is very positive at this point in time," Moody said on Tuesday.
Black Caviar hasn't raced since injuring herself as she recorded her 22nd win from as many starts in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.
The mare has spent the intervening three months recuperating in England and in Victoria and has been doing light exercise for the past three weeks.
"I'll chat with the owners on Saturday or Sunday week," Moody said.
"She'll have done a month's pre-training by then, as we'd always planned."
Black Caviar has been troubled by leg and soft tissue injuries throughout her career.
She again damaged muscle in her hindquarters during the Royal Ascot race in which she was pressed more closely than ever in her career to win by a head.
But both Moody and senior part-owner Neil Werrett believe she is in better shape now than at any time in her career.
"I saw her the other day and I thought she looked a million dollars - better than I've ever seen her," Werrett said.
A decision on her future rests with Moody who has the total support of the mare's owners.
Should he be content to proceed with another campaign it would be her last and could take in four races in the first half of next year, two in Melbourne and one each in Sydney and Brisbane.