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Moody Puts Royal Ascot On Black Caviar Agenda

Monday, 18th July 2011

Japan out, “Hong Kong highly unlikely & Perth a big shortener - that's the latest news on Black Caviar's program for the rest of the year” reported The Herald-Sun. Trainer Peter Moody “has outlined the super mare's probable season program, pencilling in her 1st overseas odyssey for Royal Ascot in June”. If Moody “sticks to his plan of 8 races in the Spring & Autumn, Black Caviar could head to England unbeaten & with 21 wins”. Moody will welcome back Black Caviar to her Caulfield stable tomorrow “after a winter rest & 3 weeks pre-training in Queensland”. Moody confirmed Black Caviar would “follow the same Melbourne Spring program as last year & not go to Japan in October”. She will resume in the Schillaci Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield on October 8, proceed to the Schweppes Stakes (1200m) a fortnight later at Moonee Valley & then the Patinack Farm Classic (1200m) at Flemington on November 5. Moody noted: “I had a meeting with the owners after Brisbane & they placed Royal Ascot next June at the top of their wish list. Everything I'm planning for her in the Spring is with the goal of having her right for the Orr & Futurity next year, when I'm excited about getting her out to 1400m. Part of that plan might be a trip to Perth for the Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) in November. At the moment Perth is ahead of Hong Kong. There is no quarantine issue & she would get some flying experience, but be home a day or so after the race.” Moody “plans to stretch Black Caviar to 1500m in the autumn in the George Ryder Stakes or Queen Of The Turf at Rosehill on April 4” & summed up: “After Sydney we can take our foot off the accelerator & get ready for England.”

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