Black Caviar is seeking her 22nd straight win at Royal Ascot on SaturdayPICTURE: Getty Images
No stopping support for red-hot Black Caviar
BLACK CAVIAR, the world's best sprinter whose participation at Royal Ascot has dominated racing's recent headlines, has shortened for Saturday's Diamond Jubilee Stakes, a race she was already a red-hot favourite for.
Ladbrokes offered 2-9 about her stretching her unbeaten run to 22 and are now 1-5, her general price having been 1-4 generally overnight.
BetVictor are 1-6 (from 1-4) and the firm's spokesman Charlie McCann said: "She has certainly captured the public's imagination in Britain and while she may be the horse that stops a nation down under she has been well supported at 1-4 and we have had to cut her to 1-6 for the final Group 1 at Royal Ascot."
Punters put off by those prices might consider backing Sea Moon in the Hardwicke Stakes.
He is trained by Sir Michael Stoute who got off the mark at Royal Ascot by saddling the Queen's Estimate to win the Queen's Vase on Friday.
Sea Moon is a top-priced 7-2 with Ladbrokes and Stoute said: "We think he is in good shape. I would have liked him to be more impressive than he was at Goodwood but it was his first race of the season. He'll enjoy the ground."
John Gosden and William Buick combined for a royal meeting hat-trick on Friday and again look to have some decent chances on Saturday.
Aiken takes on Sea Moon in the Hardwicke, while Camborne is a leading contender for the Duke of Edinburgh.
Zuider Zee is also likely to be in the frame in the Queen Alexandra Stakes and if the 5,000 Australians heading to Ascot on Saturday have filled their pockets from Black Caviar they might be lumping on Kangaroo Court in that.
Or they could just solve the 28-runner Wokingham puzzle.