Moshe Caught In Big Sister’s Shadow

By: Sarah Fortnum
March 19th, 2011

Trainer Wayne Hawkes is eager to escape the shadow of anticipation that surrounds his  three-year-old colt Moshe, who is the full younger brother to superstar mare Black Caviar.

Mr Hawkes has experienced undying pressure from the public for his Bel Esprit colt to perform on the track.

The two-year-old has won three of his four previous races, which doesn’t seem to cut it when you’re living in the shadow of a big sister who has the Australian record for ten unbeaten wins.

“I wish everyone didn’t know what he was by and who he is out of and just let him mature and be the horse that he is,” Dunn said.

“He can only do what he’s doing and he’s winning races and that’s what counts.”

Mr Hawkes would rather Moshe be winning his races by a small margin to avoid further pressure.

“I was probably glad he just won, because if he won by five or six (lengths) (his reputation) would grow,” he said.

“It’s not his fault he’s Black Caviar’s brother, something has to be her brother.”

Moshe did not make an appearance as a two-year-old, making his debut as a three-year-old in November last year.

“He is just been a really immature horse and that’s why he didn’t race until he was three,” Mr Hawkes said.

“Black Caviar was the same; maybe it’s in the genes.”

Dwayne Dunn, who has ridden Moshe to all three of his wins, is eager for people to allow the young colt to be his own horse.

“I wish everyone would forget what he’s by and who he’s out of and just let him get on with the job,” Dunn said

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