Black Caviar’s trainer, jockey and breeder team up for Caulfield victory with Gimmie Par
Three parts of the old Black Caviar band got back together for Gimmie Par’s breakthrough win at Caulfield.
Black Caviar’s trainer Peter Moody and regular rider Luke Nolen combined with the sprinting legend’s breeder Ric Jamieson, who owns Gimmie Par, to win Saturday’s Wilde Racing Handicap (1100m).
The $125,000 race attracted a field of 13 at acceptance time on Wednesday but only five runners tackled the two-year-old fillies’ contest.
Gimmie Par did not have things her own way despite starting as a $1.55 favourite in the small.
A slow start left Gimmie Par racing three-wide for the entire trip before she held off the fast-finishing first-starter Spinning ($10) to score narrowly.
Gimmie Par’s win added to her already impressive value as the Not A Single Doubt filly is a half-sister to the recently retired Caulfield Guineas winner Ole Kirk.
The pair’s dam Naturale is a sister to Black Caviar.
Jockey Luke Nolen (left) and trainer Peter Moody (right) celebrate Gimmie Par’s Caulfield win with owner and breeder Ric Jamieson. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
Moody said Gimmie Par’s inexperience contributed to her narrow win at her second start.
“She probably got a little bit lost in front there at the top of the straight and didn’t really know how to knuckle down,” Moody said.
“I suppose the other horse came at her quickly and caught her by surprise.”
“She’ll take good benefit away from it.”
Moody said Gimmie Par would join his team bound for the Queensland winter carnival in the coming weeks.
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But he was unsure whether she would race in Brisbane or spell up north to aid her development leading into the spring.
“We’ll let her take us along,” Moody said.
“She’ll go to Queensland, whether it’s for a race or a holiday, she’ll determine that in the next few weeks.”
“She’s only a whippet of a thing, a little girl. I’m not sure how far her physique will take her.
“Ability, there’s plenty of it. Is she going to be big and strong enough? That probably going to be a question mark.”
Originally published asCaulfield win no Gimmie for Black Caviar crew
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