Black Caviar and Frankel clash ruled out

By: Mark Mazzaglia
May 23rd, 2012

Owner Neil Werrett has ruled out his super mare Black Caviar taking on England’s number one galloper Frankel while she is campaigning in Britain.

Black Caviar

Black Caviar will not race Frankel in the UK - photo © Steven Downden

Black Caviar’s main mission is the Group 1 £500,000 The Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m) on June 23 and she will be heading to Royal Ascot as the world’s best sprinter with twenty-one undefeated wins alongside her name.

A clash with Frankel had been speculated in the Group 1 £300,000 QIPCO Sussex Stakes (1609m) at Goodwood on August 1 but this is very unlikely.

Werret said that Black Caviar could also run in the Group 1 £400,000 Darley July Cup (1200m) at Newmarket on July 14 before heading back to Australia to prepare for the Group 1 $350,000 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on October 26.

“Peter is keen to get her back for the Manikato Stakes on Cox Plate eve. The July Cup is still a possibility,” Werrett said.

Werrett said that reports form the Peter Moody stable is that Black Caviar is in fine shape after winning her twenty-first straight win in the Group 1 $500,000 The Distinctive Homes Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville on May 12.

“She’s great, really good,” Werrett said.

“Peter gave her 10 days off after her Adelaide wins and she is going to do some pace work on Saturday.”

“She will then have a good hit-out next Tuesday, then one on the Saturday after  before she leaves for England on June 6.”

But there is the possibility that Black Caviar will clash with fellow Australian sprinters Foxwedge and Ortensia who are also campaigning in England over the Royal Ascot carnival.

Foxwedge and Ortensia are both nominated for the Group 1 £350,000 The King’s Stand Stakes (1000m) at Royal Ascot on June 19 as well as the Diamond Jubilee, as is Black Caviar.

John O’Shea, trainer of Foxwedge and Paul Messara, trainer of Ortensia will decide which race they are to run in as the carnival gets closer and Moody only nominated his mighty mare for the King’s Stand as a backup if things didn’t go to plan on the trip.

“There is only a slight chance Black Caviar may run in the King’s Stand,” Werrett said. “The Diamond Jubilee is the main objective.”

Moody and Werrett can’t wait to show off Black Caviar to the rest of the world to let them see in the flesh that she is worthy of the carrying the World’s best sprinter’s tag.

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