AUSTRALIAN- trained Black Caviar is the greatest sprinter in the world winning all 21 races that she has contested, and the second highest-rated horse on the planet behind the British-trained miler, Frankel.
Both horses are set to race in QIPCO British Champions Series races during Royal Ascot, with Frankel targeting the Queen Anne Stakes over a mile on the first day (Tuesday), and Black Caviar, the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, over six furlongs on the final day (Saturday).
Black Caviar is then expected to contest the Darley July Cup at Newmarket on Saturday, July 14.
The undisputed queen of the turf collected her 20th straight victory in the Sportingbet Classic at Morphetville in April, beating the previous Australasian record of 19 straight wins set by Desert Gold (1915-1917) and Gloaming (1919-1921) almost 100 years ago.
That 20th victory also broke the modern day international record for the top level of thoroughbred racing set by the brilliant USA-trained mare, Zenyatta, who scored 19 consecutive wins before tasting defeat in her 20th and final start.
Black Caviar subsequently made it 21 out of 21 in the Distinctive Homes Goodwood at Morphetville on May 12.
Her fastest 200m (one furlong) split is 9.98sec between the 600m and 400m in the 2012 Lightning Stakes and she is the first horse in Australia to break 10 seconds for a furlong in an official thoroughbred race, giving her a top speed of 72.14kmh (45.09mph).
Black Caviar is an extraordinary mare, setting a modern-day international record for top level flat racing and at 2-5 looks the punters’ banker bet of the week at the Royal meeting this month. Most of his rivals are running scared of the clash with Hoof It (14-1) looking the E/W bet.
l AT Newmarket last Friday on the July course, Newfangled (10-1), trained by John Gosden, won the Maiden Fillies Stakes beating the hot favourite Fleeting Smile in impressive style and now goes straight to Royal Ascot. The New Approach fillie will come on a lot for the run and need’s keeping an eye on over the next few weeks.
l AIDEN O’Brien’s Camelot is 1-3 favourite with the bookies for the St Leger at Doncaster in September.
The 2,000 Guineas and Derby winner is bang on target to be the first Triple Crown winner since Nijinsky back in 1970 this will be great news for racing.
l AT Folkestone on Monday, Henry Allingham, the 4-6 favourite, lost his maiden tag at the third time of asking and with a good professional performance and hopefully can go on to better things.
The Newmarket trained 3yo looks worth keeping on the right side of one for the note-pad.
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