Invincible Caviar at Pakenham (Image: Pakenham Racing Club Twitter)
The Peter Moody and Black Caviar combination could be back at Flemington on Saturday, with the champion mare's daughter Invincible Caviar accepted to start in an 1100-metre two-year-old fillies race.
"She's the same colour and she's got a similar physique," Moody responded when asked to compare the two Caviars.
"She's a big, strong girl with a big, long stride, that's probably where the similarities start and end at the moment. She's had two or three preparations and she's kept it all together.
"She's not as bullish as her mother was, her mother was a bull at a gate as a young horse, this filly's more relaxed at this stage. Her mother became a very relaxed mare, but she was very big and bullish as a young horse, where this filly had a great temperament all the way through."
Among Black Caviar's 25-consecutive wins were eight down the straight at Flemington, including three Lightning Stakes, a VRC Sprint Classic and a Newmarket Handicap, but Moody says there's no particular reason why he has picked out Saturday's race as a potential starting point for Invincible Caviar.
"Obviously mum was very good down the straight, but she was nommed for a few races. If it works out ok for Saturday, we'll look to take her there," he said.
The greater concern for Moody as far as Saturday is concerned is the track conditions, something that he has noticed when assessing Invincible Caviar's gallops. Flemington was on Wednesday rated a Good 4.
"She's had a couple of jumpouts at home and a few nice gallops," he said.
"The gallops on firm ground have been terrific, the gallops on Soft ground have been just ok, so that tells me that she wants to be on top of the ground, that will be one of her main things leading into this time of year, I want to make sure that I run her on firm ground."
Invincible Caviar's latest jumpout was at Pakenham on May 25, when she led virtually throughout and prevailed by a big margin, but Moody is warning punters not to read too much into that jumpout.
"If you take that into context, that morning when she put that big gap on them, they only went even time the first couple of furlongs, so I think that's a bit deceiving that jumpout," he said.
With Luke Nolen unable to take the ride after the recent passing of his mother and an injury issue, Brian Higgins has been booked to ride the daughter of I Am Invincible on Saturday.
"Brian Higgins has done a fair bit of work for us at home and he's actually trialed this filly, so he's got the ride Saturday," Moody said.