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Wake-up call: Reports seem to indicate Black Caviar would go to Golden Shaheen if in Dubai

Australian trainer John Sadler, who spent three seasons in Dubai, glowed about the conditions that visiting horses face when coming to the desert.  With Black Caviar running Saturday in the CF Orr Stakes (G1), and potentially one more start after that before a potential trip to Dubai, it’s worth shining light on what she plans to do if at Meydan – run on Tapeta in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen. The daughter of Bel Esprit has never raced on a surface other than grass, adding even more edge to the assured excitement.

Read more of Sadler’s comments from the Sydney Morning Herald on why he thinks Dubai would be such a great destination for Black Caviar.  And below, her jockey, Luke Nolan, discusses her pending runs with Thoroughmedia.

Earlier last week, Black Caviar’s trainer Peter Moody waxed about the possible start in Dubai. “It’s a terrific prize-money race. It’s growing towards the world championship of racing – horses from Japan, America, Europe & our own Sepoy & Helmet as well. It would be a great challenge.” He is expected to make a trip to Dubai to understand better the shipping, trackwork, and race-day procedures to best prepare for the trip.

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  1. If I’m not mistaken, and please feel free to correct me if I am? Just about everything I’ve read on different racing web-sites also seem to suggest that if Sheikh Mohammed brings Sepoy over for world cup night, he’ll also be running in the G1 Golden Shaheen. I don’t think it’s a big stretch to say that Black Caviar and Sepoy are the 2 best active sprinters anywhere in the world right now. But what I find strange is that the 2 seem to have gone out of their way to avoid racing each other on turf in Australia. Now their both suddenly going to show up and face each other in Dubai on a surface that neither of them has ever set foot on? I find that very odd. I will say this much, though. If they both end up racing on tapeta, I like Sepoy’s chances of dealing Black Caviar what would likely be her first career defeat. I just think his breeding with Elusive Quality on his top side would give him a slight edge in the race. TJMO.

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