Posted by Tania Kindersley.
Today is the glory day. The kind Australians have sent us their finest mare; the best filly in the world, not on hyperbole, but on official ratings. She is only a shade behind Frankel, on the book.
She is a beauty, and all I want is to see her streak up that emerald straight.
But she has flown an awful long way. She is in a different hemisphere, for heaven's sake. On the other hand, when I saw her do some gentle work the other day, she was cantering along the Heath like a dressage horse.
If you can, turn on your television sets at 3.45 this afternoon. I hope you will see something really special. If she does maintain her unbeaten run, it really will be against all the odds. She has come from the other side of the world and everything here is strange for her. But Blighty will take her to its heart forever if she can do it, and I suspect that half the country will be cheering her on as if she were our own. Racing people respond to greatness, and she is one of the greatest we've seen for a long time.
Win, or lose, I shall love her anyway, because she is so bonny and fine.
Look out for John Gosden's two today: Aiken and Camborne. He could madly have another double. And I'll be having a massive shout for the lovely Mac's Power in the Wokingham. He's a really nice horse and he's value at 14-1.
More later. Running for the train now. But just wanted to lift my hat to Black Caviar, on her magnificent day.