Luke Nolen knows the comparisons are inevitable but hopes Black Caviar’s daughter Oscietra can make her own way.
Nolen, who rode the unbeaten Black Caviar to 22 of her 25 wins, sat on her first foal on Monday morning for the first time.
The two-year-old filly, trained by David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig, is scheduled to compete in a jump-out at Flemington this Friday or the one after but no date has been set for her race debut.
“She’s a bit smaller than she (Black Caviar) was at the same stage of her career but she moves like a bigger horse,” Nolen told racing.com.
”She does everything very professionally so if she stands up, she’ll get to the races this time in I’d say.
”The only thing you don’t like about her is the fact that she’s Black Caviar’s foal as she’s going to be held to a fairly unrealistic standard for most of her career.”
Black Caviar was trained by Peter Moody but after he decided to retire, the filly’s owners were left to find another trainer.
They chose the Lindsay Park team headed by Hall of Fame trainer David Hayes, in large part because of his training property at Euroa in country Victoria.
The owners also stipulated they wanted Nolen involved.