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Oscietra on the verge of reliving Black Caviar Memory

History is on the verge of repeating itself after Black Caviar’s first foal Oscietra was impressive in winning an 800m jump out at Flemington today.

Black Caviar, above winning the 2013 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley, is the dam of Exceed And Excel filly Oscietra. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Black Caviar, above winning the 2013 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley, is the dam of Exceed And Excel filly Oscietra. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Exceed And Excel filly named after a highly prized caviar found manly in the Caspian Sea in between Europe and Asia, was having her first public appearance at Flemington but it was clear to see that she had been very well educated at Lindsay Park under the watchful eyes of co-trainers David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig.

While David Hayes said that it would be impracticable to suggest that she would be as good as her mother who was unbeaten from twenty-five starts, he was quick to admit that plenty of Black Caviar’s ability had been passed on to the filly.

Hayes has pencilled in another more serious jump out at Flemington in two weeks before a possible debut run on New Year’s Day.

Wearing her new colours of Emerald Green with Black Spots, Black Caviar’s regular jockey Luke Nolen had Oscietra first out of the barriers and the filly lead all of the way before being eased down in the straight to record a comfortable win in the jump out.

“I thought brilliant out of the gates, and it was a good solid trial,” David Hayes told racing.com.

“She wasn’t put under any pressure at all in the straight and she was looking around and was still good enough to win.”

“On the 23rd we will be a little bit more serious with her and let her open up a bit and see if she is ready to go to the races. The early signs are promising.”

Hayes said that Oscietra has a beautiful smooth action like Black Caviar and he expects natural improvement heading into her second serious hit out before going to the races for the first time.

“She will take a lot of improvement. She has only been here (at Flemington) three days so she will get the benefit of two weeks down at Flem and if she improves like I expect we will run her on the first,” Hayes said.

“She has a lovely big action for a small filly and she sort of has a cruising speed I remember her mother had.”

“I am not saying she is going to be as good as her mother, I don’t think there will ever be one, but she is certainly going to a competitive filly.”

“She gallops better than she looks, she is a really good mover, but she is a bit immature.”

“So she is going to be like her mum and get better at three and four.”

Black Caviar was trained by Peter Moody to win all of her twenty-five race track appearances which included fifteen Group 1 races with one of her highlights being her victory in the 2012 Group 1 £500,000 The Diamond Jubilee Stakes (6 furlongs) at Royal Ascot in England in front of Her Majesty The Queen.

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

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