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Unbeaten Caviar geared towards Royal Ascot

Updated: Thursday, 06 Oct 2011 13:43

Unbeaten Aussie sprinter Black Caviar could make the trip to Royal Ascot in 2012
Unbeaten Aussie sprinter Black Caviar could make the trip to Royal Ascot in 2012

Australian speedster Black Caviar is set to grace Royal Ascot next year.

Trainer Peter Moody is to gear his sprint sensation's campaign around a trip to Britain. The five-year-old mare is undefeated to date and has had a rest since taking her 100% record to 13 in May.

Moody now plans to give her four runs during the Australian spring, starting in the Group Two Schillaci Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

He will give the five-year-old mare a break after that before running her three times and then preparing her for the Royal meeting.

"She's in good shape and hopefully she'll go undefeated this preparation and we can bring her over to Royal Ascot next year in the same sort of form," said Moody.

"She had a nice break away and she needed that. She's a fully-matured five-year-old now and all the niggly little problems she had are now behind her.

"She's created a lot of interest down here. Even the none-sporting public and the none-racing public have really got behind her.

"Our plan here in the spring in Melbourne is she'll run over five furlongs on Saturday in the Group Two, then she will follow up with another Group Two races on Cox Plate day in a fortnight's time followed by a weight-for-age Group One race at Flemington in our cup Carnival week in the first week in November.

"Then there's a possibility she will travel right across the country to Perth for a further weight-for-age group One in mid-November before she has a break.

"She will have a rest and then her autumn campaign here in Australia will be then geared towards Royal Ascot.

"I'm thinking she'll have possibly have about three runs here in the early autumn before we prep her up for Royal Ascot.

"I've been over to England and had a look at things at Newmarket.

"We train our horses differently over here in Australia where we tend to race our horses more often," Moody told At The Races.

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