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Betting markets have been adjusted following the barrier draw for the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m) and wonder mare Black Caviar assumes her usual position as odds-on favourite.
Currently being offered at $1.14 by bookmaker.com.au, the world’s best sprinter has drawn favourably in barrier 15 which is typically an advantage during the latter stages of the Royal Ascot carnival.
Trainer Peter Moody is confident the champion five-year-old is ready to go in what will be the biggest test of her career.
“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,” Moody said.
Rain is predicted leading up the race which will jump at 12:45am (AEST) on Sunday but Moody is not concerned by the possibility of a wet track.
“She’s trialled well on very heavy and got through it OK so I’m not really worried,” Moody said.
But Moody is likely to resist the temptation to try and deliver a performance similar to that of British star Frankel who was ridden hard all the way to the line to win the Queen Anne Stakes by 11 lengths.
Whilst winning is obviously the primary concern, Moody also wants to look after the horse ahead of a spring campaign back home in Australia.
“The Poms have been using us Aussies as cannon fodder for 150 years so we’re not going to put on a show just for them,” Moody said.
Second best in the betting market is French mare Moonlight Cloud ($8.00) who has won six of her 10 career starts.
Of the rest of the 15-horse field, only 2011 winner Society Rock ($15.00) falls under $20.00 with Golden Shaheen winner Krypton Factor occupying the fourth line of betting at $26.00.
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