Black Caviar, officially rated the world’s best horse, extended her winning run to 12 in the TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick in Australia.
The five-year-old briefly looked like meeting defeat as the front-running Hay List was clear of the Peter Moody-trained star turning into the straight in the six-furlong heat.
However, jockey Luke Nolen gave the mare the signal to go on coming into the final furlong and the response was immediate with Black Caviar coming home two and three-quarter lengths clear.
“Usually she runs the fast sectionals between the 800 and 600 metres but today her last 200 was her best,” Moody said.
“Maybe she could stretch out to a mile or a mile and a quarter.
“But for now she will go home to Melbourne and providing everything is OK, we go to Brisbane for the BTC Cup,” he told www.theage.com.au.