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UK Trainer "Happy For 2nd" Behind Black Caviar

Thursday, 24th May 2012

Meanwhile British trainer Eve Johnson Houghton told the UK Press Association she will be ecstatic if her top 6YO sprinter The Cheka (Xaar-Veiled Beauty, by Royal Academy) finishes runner-up behind Australian superstar Black Caviar in next month's Gr1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (6 furlongs) at Royal Ascot. In recent weeks The Cheka confirmed his prospects as a leading contender for Royal Ascot by winning the Listed Cammidge Trophy (6 furlongs) at Doncaster & then finishing 2nd in last week's Gr2 Duke Of York Stakes (6 furlongs) at York & Johnson Houghton declared bluntly: "He ran really well again last week & my thinking is something has got to be 2nd to Black Caviar, so why shouldn't it be us? To be honest, I don't think Black Caviar is going to be worried about any of the British horses too much & if you offered me second now, I'd bite your hand off!"

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