Caulfield trainer Peter Moody will play it safe with star filly Black Caviar, electing to miss Octoberâ€™s Group I Thousand Guineas (1600m) to target the Flemington carnival.
Black Caviar tore chest muscles when beginning awkwardly in her Danehill Stakes win, causing the filly to miss a weekâ€™s work to allow Moody to assess the three-year-oldâ€™s injury.
â€œSheâ€™s almost over the problem but the weekâ€™s work missed means we wonâ€™t have enough time to get her ready for the Thousand Guineas,â€ Moody said.
â€œWeâ€™ve decided to take it slowly with her. She got back on the water walker on Monday morning and weâ€™ll be aiming to get her up and running for the Coolmore Stakes.
The Group I Coolmore Stakes will be run on Victoria Derby day, October 31.