Moody: No Ground Worries
Moody: No Ground Worries
Sporting Life

Black Caviar

Peter Moody is confident Black Caviar will cope with any cut in the ground in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on Saturday week.

The going at the Berkshire track is currently soft, heavy in places with more rain forecast over the weekend.

Black Caviar has never raced on soft ground but her trainer isn’t overly concerned at this stage.

He told Shane Anderson on RSN’s Racing Ahead podcast: at “All the facilities have been good at Newmarket, there’s been no worries at all in working her. You’d hate to see a big meeting like that spoiled with the wet but that’s out of our control.

“Although she’s never raced on wet she’s done a lot training on it, even in the last six weeks here (in Australia) she’s done a fair bit of her track work on it. She’s always seemed to cope with that quite well and we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.

“She’s trialled on about a heavy 28 one day at Cranbourne and went through it like a duck and numerous time since in jump outs and track gallops at Caulfield she’s had to cope with wet conditions and it hasn’t seemed to faze her.

“Race conditions are a much different scenario but she’s a big heavy mare and its well known she has a few issues and those horses tend to appreciate a bit of cut in the ground.

“We don’t want to see a bog track but what you tend to find at Ascot is the straight course copes with the wet much better than the round course.”

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