Brian Higgins grabs opportunity to ride in town for debut of Black Caviar’s daughter Invincible Caviar

The fact Invincible Caviar is a daughter of Black Caviar will be of secondary importance to jockey Brian Higgins at Flemington on Saturday.

Higgins has first crack at getting Black Caviar’s latest foal over the line in Saturday’s Phillip Jacobsen Sprint (1100m) down the Flemington straight course on Saturday.

Black Caviar won on debut at Flemington in April 2009 before racing into the sport’s folklore with another 24 victories in an unbeaten career.

Higgins knows he’s filling in for regular Peter Moody stable rider Luke Nolen on Invincible Caviar.

But riding in town is vital to him as he attempts to re-establish himself after a break from the saddle.

“I had a break and took the wife and kids away caravanning up in the Whitsundays and all the way up the coast for seven weeks,” Higgins said.

“It’s very important for me. It gets me back there in town on Saturday and, if she gets the money, it will help the bank account because I’ve had a break.

“I’m sure I’ll look after her on Saturday and hand the keys back to Luke but that’s the way it goes and we all know the rules.”

Invincible Caviar’s champion dam Black Caviar was unbeaten in her 25-start career.Source:News Limited

Higgins has ridden Invincible Caviar in a few track gallops and a Pakenham jumpout while Nolen recovers from injury.

Invincible Caviar has shown Higgins enough talent to suggest she’ll pay her way in the Moody stable.

“I think it was a matter of being in the right spot at the right time. Unfortunately, Luke Nolen has a few injuries at the moment so I’ve been able to sneak my way on to her,” Higgins said.

“Like Peter said a couple of weeks ago, she’s shown that she’s not no good.

“Education-wise, she’s done enough at home and she’s shown Peter there’s no reason not to go to the races.

“She’s all in proportion and she’s definitely not small but she’s got a good attitude that a lot of these well-bred fillies have got.”

Invincible Caviar will be a highlight horse on a routine winter raceday at Flemington on Saturday.

The two-year-old’s pedigree will create great interest among punters and the public but Higgins said his approach to the $125,000 race wouldn’t change.

“It’s probably a bit unfair all the attention on her I suppose but we’ll be going there and treating it like every other maiden,” Higgins said.

“They say that she reminds them a little bit of her mum so that can only be a good thing I suppose.

“If she’s good enough, she’s good enough. If she’s not, she’ll improve off the run.”

Invincible Caviar will jump from barrier six.

Originally published asCaviar can give Higgins taste of city success

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