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No Frankel Vs Black Caviar Clash
Mon, May 28th, 2012

Black Caviar won't be one of  the entries for the Goodwood Festivals Sussex Stakes ending the prospect of a meeting with Frankel.

Moody Racing's Jeff O'Connor outlined their reasons:

"Moody Racing does not intend running Black Caviar at a mile in the QIPCO Sussex Stakes, Frankel or no Frankel, as we are looking at getting her back to Melbourne for racing later in the year if she comes through Ascot as well as she can.Therefore, we are not planning to nominate her for the QIPCO Sussex Stakes at Tuesday's nomination stage as we feel it would not be the right thing by the racing industry worldwide, giving false hope that the race may happen. We understand it would have been a great selling point for Glorious Goodwood and we appreciate the more than generous offer from QIPCO in getting the conditions of the race to where they are but we will have to decline on this occasion."

Taking quarantine into account, if Black Caviar is to return to Australia in time for the the Spring Carnival in Melbourne she would need to have her UK trip wrapped up during the second or third week of July. Looking at the races within the British Champion Series sprint category the supermare could have these potential targets in that time frame :

  • King's Stand Stakes (Royal Ascot, 19 June 2012)
  • Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Royal Ascot, 23 June),
  • Darley July Cup (Newmarket, 14 July).

These three races are all included within the Global Sprint Challenge.



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