Since Frankel demolished his rivals on Tuesday in the Queen Anne, there has only been one race on punters and racing fans minds – the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, where Australian sensation Black Caviar puts her unbeaten record of 21 races on the line.
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This equine heroine is one of the most famous athletes in her home nation and there are a reported 10,000 Australian fans making the journey from Down Under to Royal Ascot to witness her take on the best European sprinters for the first time in her career.
She is arguably the most exciting foreign horse ever to race at Royal Ascot and it seems punters and bookmakers alike are expecting her to produce a similar type performance to Frankel on Tuesday, who won the Queen Anne Stakes by an astonishing 11 lengths.
I've just taken 1/4 on Black Caviar... that's the best I can get today.
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Home... Tired, soaked and hungry but... I saw Black Caviar along with an estimated 10,000 Australian's who made the trip across the world to see her.
I saw Black Caviar and a glimpse of Her Majesty but I was just so excited at seeing Sir Peter O'Sullevan....( hero worship, I am not worthy )
OMG OMG OMG !!!
What a shame It wasn't Prince Phillip who greeted Black Caviar's jockey after the race for I'm certain he would have said something to him akin to ' Well you ballsed that up didn't you?
She started the race at 1/6 favourite but her jockey completely read the Ascot track wrong. For a few heart stopping moments, an estimated 70,000 race goers held their breath when her jockey believed he had won, slacked the reins and sat up unaware two French horses, Moonlight Cloud and Restiadargent had drawn alongside with approx 75 metre's to go. As he realised his error, Caviar got a reminder which he can thank god she responded to enough to win the race In a photograph finish by a nose.
The thing that completely blew me away about Black caviar was the size of her. Mares especially sprinters tend to be smaller horses and I couldn't believe how big she was. 16.2 hands apparently. Some racing expert said she was actually bigger and heavier than Denman. I've been up very close and personal with Denman and they don't call him 'The Tank ' for nothing.
As for the hype re Black Caviar vs Frankel....... there's no doubt Frankel would have walked all over her.