A five-week break between runs is just what Black Caviar has needed to be back to her brilliant best to stretch her winning sequence to 24 on Friday night at Moonee Valley.
The undefeated champion is considered a “good thing” by trainer Peter Moody to add a second William Reid Stakes to her tally and join Kingston Town as a 14-time Group One winner.
“She felt the Lightning run,” Moody said.But Moody said the gap from her first-up win in theLightning Stakes to Friday night’s event was needed.
“It was a hot day and she ran that record time and was a bit jaded.”
Ten days out working on a water walker had the champ ready to return to Caulfield and three course proper gallops since have her in what Moody believes is as good a shape as she has ever been in for the William Reid.