Black Caviar nominated for Dubai sprints
Trainer Peter Moody has left his options open by nominating unbeaten champion Black Caviar for two Group One races at the Dubai World Cup meeting held under lights at Meydan on March 31.
Moody has entered the highest-rated sprinter in the world in both the Golden Shaheen (1200m) on the synthetic Tapeta surface and the Al Quoz Sprint (1000m) on grass.
The Golden Shaheen seems the more likely race of the two for Black Caviar as it is part of the 2012 Global Sprint Challenge.
The race was won by Singapore’s Rocket Man in 2011.
The Golden Shaheen has already been earmarked for the Peter Snowden-trained Sepoy, the four-time Group One winning three-year-old.
“Black Caviar is the best sprinter in the world of the past 20 years,” Martin Talty, manager of the Dubai International Racing Club, told Paris Turf.
“This is the first time trainer Peter Moody has entered her outside Australia and we would be delighted to see her in Dubai. It is an honour for the racecourse here.
“All Australians want to see her run against Sepoy, who is owned by Sheikh Mohammed.
“With So You Think involved in the World Cup, the three best horses in Australia in recent years could all run in Dubai.”
Black Caviar will be after win number 17 in Friday week’s Group Two Australia Stakes (1200m) under lights at Moonee Valley.