Race of the Week 2017

Black Caviar Saunters Home in Australia Stakes

BLACK CAVIAR took her unbeaten run to 17 as she sauntered home, pulling clear of her rivals with ease and powering home to win under a motionless Luke Nolen.

The atmosphere at Moonee Valley was electric with racegoers in the packed stands cheering loudly as the Peter Moody-trained mare, ranked second in the world behind Frankel earlier this month in the World Thoroughbred Rankings, walked out onto the track.

Those jockeys not riding in the race were gathered on the steps of the stewards' tower to gain a vantage point to watch the world's best mare strut her stuff and she did not disappoint.

While the standard of opposition was not the most taxing she has faced, the 1-20 favourite could not have made lighter work of her opposition, travelling strongly off the home bend as her rivals toiled before stretching clear under minimal pressure from the saddle.
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