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Vic Handicapper Says Caviar Ran "15 Points Below Best"

Tuesday, 26th June 2012

Racing Victoria chief handicapper Greg Carpenter "estimates Black Caviar (Bel Esprit-Helsinge, by Desert Sun) ran almost 15 rating points below her best when victorious in the Gr1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot" reported The Herald-Sun. Carpenter commented: "At the moment she's rated at 130 & she rated 115 in winning the Diamond Jubilee. Her last 15 runs she's been rated at 120 plus, so she was a long way from her top." Carpenter noted former Australian galloper Soul (who finished 1.5-lengths behind Black Caviar) "ran to his rating of 113 yet got close to her. We know what he is capable of from his Australian runs & he's stayed at the same level running in the Middle East & in England." Carpenter added the performance won't affect Black Caviar's rating of 130 in the World Thoroughbred Rankings (which is set by the International panel of handicappers) explaining: "Her rating probably won't change as it won't be a high rating race." Carpenter said Black Caviar had rated "as high as 132, but was now at 130" adding: "Hopefully we will see her again in the Spring perform to her usual standard."

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