Black Caviar may be back in action as asoon as next Saturday ©Bronwen Healy

Black Caviar proved herself to be as versatile as she is brilliant on Saturday with victory in the Group 1 Lightning Stakes over Flemington’s five-furlong straight course. Just a week previously she had won the Group 1 C F Orr Stakes on her first attempt at seven furlongs.

Equaling the Australian metropolitan record of 19 consecutive wins, she was made to work a little harder in her most recent outing at Flemington by Hay List, a multiple Group winner who would easily be champion sprinter were it not for Black Caviar.

After winning the first leg of the Global Sprint Challenge, the Peter Moody-trained mare remains on course to take in Dubai and Royal Ascot in her bid to win the $1 million bonus for her connections.

Prior to that, however, Black Caviar could be seen out again on Australian turf as soon as Saturday, as she is penciled in to reappear in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield, which is back up in trip to seven furlongs.

Black Caviar was not the only member of her family to salute the judge at Flemington on Saturday as the opening race fell to her two-year-old half-brother All Too Hard, who found things all too easy on his racecourse debut in the Talinbert Stakes. Trained by Wayne Hawkes, who also trained another half-sibling, Moshe, the Casino Prince colt won the Listed contest by a length and a half.