Thursday, 21 June 2012
Trainer Peter Moody has continued to whip up the rivalry between champion mare Black Caviar and her English rivals in the lead-up to Saturday's Group One Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.
On a typically wet morning at his UK base at Newmarket, Moody declared Black Caviar's trip to the other side of the world was something her English rivals would never attempt.
"We all saw the best local horse Frankel win here on Tuesday, but he's never going to leave the UK, his owners will never take him away from home," Moody said.
"But this mare's owners have had the balls to put her on a plane and travel halfway around the world.
"That is something phenomenal.
"Imagine having something this good and sharing it with the rest of the world."
Moody has regularly ruffled local feathers since arriving in England last week questioning the wisdom of racing "against inferior opposition for inferior prizemoney".
Asked on Thursday if he might instruct jockey Luke Nolen to give Black Caviar her head in Saturday's race, Moody said he wasn't here to put on a show.
"I'd love nothing more than to see her come out and win by 10 or 11 lengths," Moody said.
But he said such a performance would be saved for an Australian racetrack.
"The Poms have been using us Aussies as cannon fodder for 150 years so we're not going to put on a show just for them."
Despite the steady rain that seems certain to produce the softest track on which Black Caviar has ever raced, Moody remains confident the mare will handle any going.
"She's trialled on very heavy ground and got through it OK so I'm not really worried," he said.
"She's the fittest I've had her in the past 24 months. Her work has been very pleasing since arriving here. I couldn't be happier."
Black Caviar is likely to be opposed by at least 10 rivals on Saturday and remains at long odds-on with local bookies.
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| ||Posted by Anonymous, on 22-6-2012 5:24:24 PM|
if frankel is the best lets see him in the cox plate for real prize money! ”
| ||Posted by tigerrish, on 22-6-2012 1:53:23 PM|
I dare say his comments were directed more at the minority of once a year "racing media" that decided on Tuesday that because Ortensia got well beaten, it means that BC isnt as good as first thought. And there were a few of them who wormed out of the woodwork as soon as they crossed the line in the King Stand.
We have the same type down here that become racing media experts every November, the type who wouldnt know what a furlong was. And they too sprout rubbish and ask stupid question of the international runners.
Moody isnt the type to slag off at other trainers with how they handle their horses, he''s having a shot at the media and the bs they come out with. ”
| ||Posted by Roo, on 22-6-2012 12:45:23 PM|
Peter is right once again, save the big margin win for home, Frankel would never leave the UK to do what she is doing, the poms don''t have the balls. ”
| ||Posted by kevincap, on 22-6-2012 12:14:58 PM|
He''s got one of the best horses in the world so why doesn''t he just shut up and let her take care of it. ”
| ||Posted by angus, on 22-6-2012 12:12:29 PM|
What a total spaz this guy is - imagine calling Frankel "the best local horse". Especially after Henry Cecil invited him over to inspect Frankel and every courtesy has been extended to him and BC. He''s killing the good vibe for BC. ”
| ||Posted by Whip, on 22-6-2012 11:11:57 AM|
Nothing better than someone who calls it as it is, beats those who are inept and always talk in riddles ”
| ||Posted by Glen, on 22-6-2012 9:03:50 AM|
It''d be best for Peter Moody to keep his mouth shut. Every time he opens it, nothing but trash comes out. ”
| ||Posted by fearlessfisho, on 22-6-2012 6:56:13 AM|
Long Live the Queen - Black Caviar ”
| ||Posted by Richard P, on 22-6-2012 6:37:59 AM|
Good on ya Peter, stick it up em!! ”
| ||Posted by patsy fagan, on 21-6-2012 7:11:02 PM|