Will A Gelding Operation Benefit Prince Of Caviar?
What's next for the son of Black Caviar?
Prince Of Caviar was disappointing as a very short priced favourite on Wednesday at Bendigo and questions now look as if they have been answered if he can live up to any hype that surrounded him 18 months ago.
The answer is a clear no, that's not to say that he cannot be a handy racehorse.
I believe a gelding operation may do the trick to this horse actually putting a few more wins on the board.
Let's face it, he will not be winning a stakes race any time soon after being beaten as a $1.60 pop in a five horse field.
The winner of the race, Mumbles, is a smart horse, but I do not think even he will come out and be winning much stronger races in the city.
Today, Prince Of Caviar had the box seat in the run and looked be ready to produce an explosive turn of foot on the turn, which did not eventuate.
He seemed to run up to the leaders on the turn before almost idling and not wanting to put the field away.
When Mumbles came past on the outside, he once again extended but not to anything out of this world.
He was off a 59 week spell which is something to think about as he must take some improvement from this outing, but on face value, he still should be winning a five horse field at Bendigo if he is to be a stakes competitive horse.
I think the owners would be better off gelding the horse, as the likelihood of Black Caviar producing another colt would be high.
The public and I am sure the owners would want to see a real race horse with impeccable blood lines pick off a few city wins and knuckle down when popped the question.
Who knows, maybe we might see a champion gelding from Black Caviar?
A gelding operation has been known to change a horse from a could be to a good or great horse. The perfect example of this is Lankan Rupee going from a 955m third placing to the world's best sprinter in a matter of three campaigns.
It is another option for the ownership group to explore being that he would be an invaluable stallion purely based on his race track performances.
I hope that I am eating my words in a matter of starts. Seeing the Caviar name lighting up the tracks is something all racing lovers would enjoy, but it may come down to making the ultimate decision between horse and gelding.