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Stable "Thrilled" After Healthy Caviar Arrival In UK
Unbeaten 5YO mare Black Caviar (Bel Esprit-Helsinge, by Desert Sun) "handled her marathon 30-hour stable-to-stable trip to England so well that she dropped just 9kg from her hulking 580kg frame" & was "feeling so full of herself on Sunday that a planned hand walk was upgraded to a long trot" reported The Herald-Sun. Trainer Peter Moody (who leaves for the UK tomorrow) declared: "Tony Haydon (stable foreman) & Peter Angus (veterinarian) are both thrilled with how she has travelled & her food & water intake since she got there has been terrific. Tony said he couldn't believe how well she got off the plane in Heathrow & he said the last couple of hours by float to Newmarket took more out of her. She's been walking around the stable as if she's been there all her life." Moody added Black Caviar had "coped with the trip so well, she had not needed to be given any intravenous fluids" & had "put her head straight in her feed bin when she arrived in her Newmarket box". Moody confirmed it was "likely Black Caviar would have her sole hit-out before the Gr1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (6 furlongs at Royal Ascot on Saturday June 23) on Monday or Tuesday next week".