Sportsbet Offer To Double Winnings On Black Caviar
April 10, 2013
Black Caviar is long odds-on favourite to win her 25th race at Royal Randwick on Saturday but amid concerns from trainer Peter Moody, Sportsbet will double winnings if she lands the TJ Smiths Stakes by two lengths or more.
Moody’s heroine is among 11 final acceptors, which includes six Group 1 winners, for the $1 million feature sprint and will run from the rails barrier. It’s not the inside draw that is concerning Moody, Black Caviar should get a favourable run with notorius slow starter Bel Sprinter running from barrier two, but the late race time is more of a worry as the event is scheduled for race 9 at 5.10pm.
“If the track was to be wet then it would be even worse after eight races,” Moody said. “I’ve been pretty clear that she won’t run on a wet track. That hasn’t changed.”
Moody has suggested his champion mare would be scratched if the track rating is worse than slow 6, the weather in Sydney is expected to improve for the rest of week with the chance of getting back to a dead racing surface by Saturday.
At six-years-old, Black Caviar will bid to create two Australian records in the 1200m sprint, if successful she will extend her Group 1 winning streak to eight to make a career tally of 15 major race wins. Sportsbet is offering to double the winnings on Black Caviar if she wins the TJ Smith Stakes by two lengths or more, the bonus will paid as real cash up to a maximum of $100.
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