Black Caviar v Frankel - Hills make the match
Black Caviar is reported to have settled in well to her new surroundings in Newmarket and appears to have taken the long haul flight in her stride.
Australian racing fans have been in a typically bullish mood regarding the prospects of taking the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, with one trainer describing the chances of Black Caviar being defeated as ‘zero'. He went on to suggest that at odds of 4/9, punters should sell their houses and put all their money on Black Caviar!
William Hill opened betting yesterday on Black Caviar winning the Diamond Jubilee by 5 lengths or more, and the 5/1 on offer has already proved popular.
In addition, William Hill have posted a market on the relative performances at the Royal meeting of the top rated horse in the world today, Frankel, and the wonder from down under, Black Caviar - which unbeaten superstar will post the biggest winning distance?
With Frankel looking likely to tackle the Queen Anne on the opening day of the meeting, we bet
9/4 Black Caviar
All bets are void if either horse does not run at the meeting, or if both horses are beaten
William Hill spokesman, Richard Thomas, said "With both global superstars set to strut their stuff at the Royal meeting, and with both certain to start at long odds on, it will be a talking point as to which of the unbeaten pair will make the biggest impression.
Watching the tapes of her wins in Australia, Black Caviar is rarely ridden to the line and tends to win by around 4 lengths.
Frankel is likely to be a shorter price, and over a longer trip, he is more likely to win by a wider margin, hence we make our champion the 1/2 favourite in the mythical match bet."
Diamond Jubilee Special: 5-1 Black Caviar to win by 5 lengths or more
Diamond Jubilee Stakes: 4-9 Black Caviar, 6-1 Bated Breath, 10-1 Moonlight Cloud, 12-1 Hoof It, 14-1 Krypton Factor, Society Rock, 20-1 Ortensia, Power, Wizz Kid, 33-1 Helmet, The Cheka, 40-1 Reply, Pastoral Player, 50-1 Amico Fritz, Bogart, Crusade, Fire Lily, Genki, Hitchens, Jimmy Styles, Our Jonathan, Royal Rock, Sirius Prospect, Soul (EW 1/5 1,2,3)