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Moody Say Caviar "At Her Lowest Level Ever"
Commenting on Black Caviar's future, racingpost.com also reported: "After travelling half-way around the globe & escaping losing her precious unbeaten record so narrowly, there was little surprise after the race when connections announced Black Caviar would be on the 1st plane back to Australia." Immediately after the race, trainer Peter Moody commented: "She was never travelling as strongly or as keenly as she has done in her races at home. I had some major concerns half a furlong from home, which I have never had with her before & I think Luke (Nolen) was the same. She just did not travel, was not keen for the race but I actually feel she was always in control. There is no doubt that she performed at her lowest ever level today, but she still won. . . . . Maybe the trip may have taken her it out of her; it was 10,500 miles. She has had a long season & maybe the number of runs she had at home could have taken their toll. I want to congratulate her owners as their risk paid off. They were the ones who were behind the decision & she now has a victory in Britain. Hopefully she is okay. Any indication of an injury she will be retired. With her it has always been about the winning, not margins, as we have always needed to look after horse." Moody concluded: "She is still 22 from 22. I think I saw the greatest thing I will ever see on a racecourse on Tuesday (Frankel's 11-lengths victory in the Gr1 St James's Palace Stakes); if I was here with this mare last year I would have said the same. I am just upset we were not able to show the British public how great she really is. At the end of the day I am still really proud of her. She did it." And racingpost.com summed up: "If this proves to be have been Black Caviar's last race, she will retire unbeaten & unbowed, having secured at Royal Ascot a 22nd consecutive victory & a 12th Gr1. And while she did not dominate Royal Ascot as Frankel did, or blitz the British as her Australian fans hoped she would, she still travelled across the globe to face the best a foreign land could throw at her & prevailed. She returns home a champion."