Peter Moody-trained mares Curtana, Mid Summer Music and Panipique will all line up in the Group Two Salinger Stakes at Flemington.
Moody says all three mares were in top form for Saturday’s 1200m sprint and hasn’t ruled out backing them up a week later against their champion stablemate Black Caviar in the Group One Patinack farm Classic at Flemington.
The Patinack Farm Classic has only 14 nominations and Moody has five of them including Doubtful Jack who finished second to Black Caviar in Saturday’s Group Two Schweppes Stakes at Moonee Valley.
Peter Snowden-trained star three-year-old Sepoy is also among the Patinack entries but is not expected to back up after the Group One Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) on Saturday.
Unbeaten after 15 starts, Black Caviar continually frightens off her opposition and had only three rivals at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
“I am fortunate enough to have five of the 14 runners (in the Patinack Farm Classic) at this stage just to make sure there is a race on,” Moody told the audience at the Melbourne Cup Carnival launch on Monday.
“Black Caviar’s owners might have to supplement my other lots of owners to make sure we have still got a race.”
Moody said racegoers could expect to see Black Caviar at her best in the Patinack Farm.
“I am looking forward to the final day at Flemington and hopefully people will hang around to see her,” Moody said.
“They are going to see something special.”
Moody’s Salinger runners don’t generate the same excitement as Black Caviar but the trainer expects all will run well.
“They will all take their place on Saturday and all are in good form,” Moody said.
Last start Curtana and Mid Summer Music ran second and third respectively behind Sepoy in the Group Two Caulfield Sprint (1200m) on Caulfield Cup Day.
“Obviously they are coming off the back of those good runs at Caulfield behind a super star in Sepoy and I’m very pleased with them,” Moody said.
He was slightly less enthusiastic about the chances of Panipique who has yet to win beyond 1100 metres.
Last start she finished eighth in the Listed Sportingbet Sprint Series Final (1200m) at Caulfield.
“Over 1100 metres I would be cock-a-hoop about her (Panipique) but over 1200 metres you will hold your breath,” Moody said.
The Salinger has attracted 24 entries and most are likely to chance their luck as they try to avoid Black Caviar.