Black Caviar is at the top of her game ahead of her English debut at Royal Ascot this Saturday in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.
The Bel Esprit mare has drawn the widest gate for the Group 1 race and will jump from barrier 15.
Trainer Peter Moodyis looking forward to the task of putting her English opposition to shame and demonstrating once and for all that she is the best race horse in the world.
“It is strange that we have to travel three-quarters of the way around the world to race inferior opposition for inferior prize money so she can stamp her greatness,” Moody said.
However, it appears domination on a world scale is what it will take to prove her status amongst the world’s top horses, including Frankel.
Frankel won the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot earlier this week by an unbelievable 11 lengths.
Moody does not want to risk extending Black Caviar to that degree.
“I’d love nothing more than to see her come out and win by 10 or 11 lengths,” he said.
“But we won’t be doing anything that might be to her detriment.
“The Poms have been using the Aussies as cannon fodder for 150 years, so we’re not going to put on a show just for them.
“If we’re going to let her rip, we’ll do it at home. If she wins by a quarter-of-an-inch, it’ll do us.”
The five-year-old mare has won all of her 21 race starts in Australia and will be out to extend that winning run to 22 this weekend.
It will be the fifth Group 1 in a row for Black Caviar, who has won an astounding 11 in total.
After her Diamond Jubilee run, Black Caviar will be considered for a start in the Group 1 July Cup at Newmarket Racecourse on July 14.
However, it is looking more and more likely she will be placed straight into quarantine on Saturday night following the Diamond Jubilee to allow her time to prepare for her Melbourne spring carnival campaign.
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