Champion mare Black Caviar’s first daughter Oscietra recorded her first win in a 1000m Maiden Plate on the Geelong Synthetic track today.
Oscietra was having her second race start today and was never headed after jockey Regan Bayliss set the pace after the filly was first out of the barriers.
Bayliss had a good hold of the Exceed And Excel filly who is prepared by the Lindsay Park Team of David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig and when he put her under pressure in the straight the $2.20 second favourite reached for the line to record a one and three quarter lengths win over $16 chance Sancy’s Diamond with the $2.10 favourite Consider It Done in third position.
Oscietra’s only other start produced a third down the Flemington straight in a 1000m two year old Plate on January 1 and David Hayes said that the popular filly will now head back to the city for her next run and eventually work her way up through the grades into Stakes races.
Hayes had expected Oscietra to settle just behind the speed and was surprised to see her dictating the race out in front.
“It is incredible how much speed she has,” Hayes said.
“The intention was to sit third or fourth and but she just led them easily. I am pretty confident she will go through to city class and as I said before she ran that she is a black type filly in waiting.”
“I will give her a bit of time in between runs.”
Hayes said that he had intentionally had Oscietra rock hard in condition to make sure there were no excuses and top topped off her prepartion with a barrier trial on the Geelong synthetic to get her used to the artificial surface
“Being Black Caviar’s daughter I didn’t want to run her hoping so she did have that extra trial. We gave her a quiet trial up here (Geelong), an extra one, just to see if she likes the track and she does and it worked well.”
“Her next run will be on turf and it will be in the city.”
Hayes is very confident that Oscietra will compete successfully at a higher level with natural improvement but admits that he had her really tuned up for today’s race.
“I have seen her work with too many Stakes winners in the stable and beat them so she can do it up the hill at Lindsay, she just has to do it on race day. I think she showed that she has a bit of spirit there.”
Oscietra is the first foal out the champion mare Black Caviar who was undefeated from twenty-five race starts under the care of Melbourne premiership winning trainer Peter Moody.