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Caviar Draws Outside Barrier 15 For UK Gr1 Diamond Jubilee
Australia's unbeaten 5YO mare Black Caviar (Bel Esprit-Helsinge, by Desert Sun) has drawn the extreme outside barrier in the field of 15 runners for Saturday's Gr1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (6 furlong) at Royal Ascot, but trainer Peter Moody said the gate draw "was largely irrelevant" reported The Daily Telegraph. Moody noted: "I've been watching the straight races closely this week & they seem to be winning from everywhere. I don't think it really matters where she draws. She's got the tactical speed to put herself in the right spot." Black Caviar completed her workout prior to the big race "with some pacework on the Al Bathari track at Newmarket" yesterday morning. After the gallop, heavy rain "swept over Newmarket, but Moody remains unconcerned about the prospect of striking a wet track" & commented: "She's trialled on very heavy ground & got through it okay so I'm not really worried. 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."