Black Caviar’s daughter Oscietra has won her first jump-out at Flemington.
Black Caviar’s daughter Oscietra has made an immediate impression in her first public appearance, winning a jump-out at Flemington as she builds towards a highly anticipated race debut.
The two-year-old filly, the first foal out of the champion mare who was undefeated in her 25 starts, flew out of the barriers in Friday’s 800m hit-out to lead her trial and was never headed as she won the five-horse heat by about a length.
“I sort of expected her to do that,” trainer David Hayes said.
“I would have been a bit disappointed if she came out and ran poorly. I was really happy.
“She showed terrific gate speed, she was a bit new in the straight having a look around but she did enough to win the trial and I thought she had a bit in hand.
“So I gave her a pass mark, definitely, for her first jump-out and on the 23rd of December in her next trial, I think she’ll trial pretty well.”
Hayes said Oscietra would have a more serious test in her next jump-out in two weeks which will decide whether she is ready to head to the races.
Hayes has earmarked a two-year-old fillies race at Flemington on January 1 and there another option a day earlier should she come through her next trial with flying colours.
Oscietra was ridden by jockey Luke Nolen who partnered Black Caviar in 22 of her 25 wins.
The group of people who raced Black Caviar and have retained her progeny were on hand to watch Oscietra.
“I think they relaxed a bit when they saw her jump like she did,” Hayes said.
“They were really excited and I think they were happy with what they saw.”
Hayes says Oscietra is not an filly but is a good mover and is showing promising signs.
He is looking forward to seeing what she can produce on the racetrack.
“She’s really growing towards me,” he said.
“Horses either grow towards you or away from you when you go into a prep, and she’s heading in the right direction.”
Oscietra, by Exceed And Excel, is the eldest of three foals Black Caviar has produced so far.
She also has a yearling colt by Sebring and a filly foal by Snitzel.