Two more track gallops for Caviar after Caulfield workout

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Black Caviar

“The plan was to gallop her this morning and then she will do pace work again on Saturday and maybe a bit of a working gallop and then possibly have a course proper gallop here again next Monday,” Moody told TVN.

Moody said he didn’t want to train Black Caviar too much in England in case she didn’t handle the flight as well as expected.

“I am confident she has learned to look after herself well and she will cope with the trip but you just never know,” Moody said.

He said that he was both excited and nervous about taking Black Caviar to England, mindful that so many things could go wrong.

Moody has arranged for three people, including assistant trainer Tony Haydon and stable veterinarian Peter Angus, to accompany her on the 30-hour trip which includes two stopovers.

“The travel does worry’me,” Moody said. “It is daunting.”

His worst fear isthat it may take too much out of Black Caviar and she may not race again in Australia.

“It is certainly exciting but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little bit tentative, bit nervous about it all,” he said.

“I would much rather be going around here in far more suitable races in our own environment, but sometimes I suppose we have got to take the cotton wool off and go and do these things.

“I suppose we run the risk that shecould have run her last race in Australia if she goes over there and something goes pear-shaped or she doesn’t cope with it well or whatever.

“It could have been the last time we have seen her on a racetrack. That would be very disappointing and sad for’me and probably Australian racing in general but let’s hope that is not the case. She is great form and going every bit as good as she ever has.”

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