Tuesday 17 October 2017

Caviar fine after flight

Black Caviar's vet Peter Angus reports the Australian superstar to be "as bright as a button" after touching down in England.

Peter Moody's mare arrived at Heathrow airport following a 30-hour flight from Melbourne and soon made the journey to Jane Chapple-Hyam's yard in Newmarket. She will be based at British racing's headquarters until she bids for her 22nd victory from as many starts in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 23.

Angus, who accompanied Black Caviar on her flight, said: "She's very bright. After a journey like this they can be so tired that sometimes their eyes are dulled, but she's as bright as a button. She seems to have eaten and drunk on the flight and is in very good condition.

Fellow Australian trainer Paul Messara has been based in Newmarket for some time as he looks forward to saddling Dubai winner Ortensia in the King's Stand at Royal Ascot, and he believes Black Caviar is a stone-cold certainty for the Diamond Jubilee.

"If she arrives well and they are still offering 1/2, you should sell your house," said Messara.

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