Black Caviar call set for September
July 31, 2012 10:31:28 UK
Trainer Peter Moody says Black Caviar's owners will make a call on her future in September, revolving around immediate retirement or another racing campaign in 2013.
Black Caviar's owners have a big call to make in September.
"All the owners can sit down and have a good discussion about what to do with her," he said.
"We have two options. If we retire her in September, she's still got plenty of time to go to stud. Otherwise we will give her a decent spell and bring her back for the autumn."
Moody said ruling out a spring campaign was in the mare's best interests and increases her chances of racing on next year.
"She's needed time to get over her trip to England. She just needs a break to get over it," Moody added.
"She's recovered from her injuries, but it would be asking a lot of her to have only a couple of weeks off and then be ready for the spring."
Black Caviar has been under an injury cloud since winning the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot last month.
Meanwhile, Australia's star three-year-old filly Mosheen gave all the warnings she was back as a super force in her first public appearance at yesterday's Cranbourne barrier trials.
Group 1 winning jockey Danny Nikolic did not extend Mosheen when she finished third in an 800m heat on a heavy track, but it was enough to confirm she is making the right progress from autumn to be a power in the spring.
"She was always in her comfort zone but still had a good gallop," said trainer Robert Smerdon.
"Danny Nikolic rides her in all her work as well as her races, he's our barometer, and he said she was very happy, very strong."
The VRC Oaks, Australian Guineas and Randwick Guineas winner hasn't raced since winning the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill in April.
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