Black Caviar’s trainer questions World Thoroughbred Rankings
Black Caviar’s trainer Peter Moody has expressed his displeasure of the World Thoroughbred Rankings, reports the Mirror. Frankel, who is unbeaten in 10 starts and has won six Group 1 races, is weighted eight pounds higher than Black Caviar. The mare is unbeaten in 21 starts and won 11 Group 1 races. Moody also takes exception to the fact that Black Caviar’s rating has dropped two pounds since she stretched her unbeaten record to 21.
“Her rating hasn’t lifted in the past six or seven runs for beating horses of a different variety, including multiple Group 1 winners,” said Moody. “That’s a bit hard to weigh up and it belittles the international ratings somewhat. They’re saying she’s beating ordinary horses (compared to Frankel’s opposition) but that’s ludicrous. With great respect to Frankel and knowing what a great horse he is, it’s also ludicrous that he receives a higher rating every time he races, considering he’s got his own pacemaker.”