Black Caviar’s jockey Luke Nolen has been snapped up by Australian-born trainer Jeremy Gask for Medicean Man in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Gask feels the rider’s type will suit his sprinter, who is a three-time winner at the Berkshire track.
He will, though, be a huge outsider in contrast to the unbeaten super mare Black Caviar who is extended odds-on for the Diamond Jubilee.
“We manufactured speak to and I just believe he’ll most likely suit the horse,” Gask said.
“I don’t know Luke personally but I know he’s in fantastic type and riding out of his skin, so it appeared like a good decision.
“He’s ridden a Shergar Cup winner at Ascot so he is acquainted with the program.
“The horse is very good but we don’t want it to be as well soft for him. I feel he’s hitting type at the proper time.
“He loves it there so you may have to say that he grows a leg at Ascot.”
Roger Charlton, meanwhile, could make a late determination on whether Bated Breath requires his opportunity in the King’s Stand.
With a preference for a good surface, the Beckhampton handler may switch his sights back to the Diamond Jubilee Stakes on Saturday, giving the ground a chance to dry out.
Bated Breath proved he was as powerful over the minimum trip at Haydock last time out, and Charlton had earlier stated he was keen to keep away from Black Caviar if he could, but that clash could now be back on.
On his site, Charlton mentioned: “With the ground being described as soft and great to soft in spots at Ascot, I will carry on to monitor the circumstance just before deciding whether Bated Breath will take his likelihood in the King’s Stand on Tuesday or the Golden Jubilee on Saturday.
“The probabilities are that he will be declared for the King’s Stand and a decision will be created if needed an hour just before the race as his preference would be for more quickly ground.
“Let’s hope that we get some wind and sunshine prior to then as Ascot can dry out very quickly.”