The UK public get their first glimpse of Black Caviar on a racecourse, on Saturday, as she makes her debut in Europe in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.
The Australian mare is unbeaten in 21 starts, and has already won 11 Group One contests in her homeland. Her reputation has been growing over the past 14 months, as she has broken several sectional records, along the way.
Trainer, Peter Moody, and his sprinter arrived safely into the UK following a 30-hour flight, last week, and they have since been preparing for the biggest race of their career, when she takes on challengers from all over the world.
It is unclear at this stage how she will handle running outside of Australia, but the bookmakers have priced her up as a short odds-on chance at this stage.
The biggest threat to Black Caviar could come from the British-based Bated Breath. He won at Haydock recently, where he broke the track record in the process.
However, he does still have an entry in the King’s Stand Stakes on the opening day of the Royal Meeting. A decision is expected to be made by Roger Charlton, on Tuesday morning, and a lot will depend on the ground at Ascot, which is currently described as good.
Showers are expected over the next few days, conditions that would not suit Bated Breath, who prefers faster ground.
French trainer, Freddy Head, has confirmed that Moonlight Cloud will line up against Black Caviar. He was unlucky at the same course, last October, on British Champions Day. However, he is a former Group One winner.