Oscierta Debut at Flemington Not Far Distant Says Hayes
Luke Nolen, the jockey aboard Black Caviar for 22 of her 25 wins, has had the honour of riding the first Black Caviar foal, Oscierta, in one of the filly’s first outings at Lindsay Park, Euroa.
Nolen mentioned that Oscierta should be judged on her own merits and that comparisons betwixt the two-year-old filly and her mother might lead to lofty expectations that would be a weight too heavy for the young filly to bear.
That makes a good deal of sense, as the history of the sports world well beyond the confines of racing is rife with children of superstars that did well, but in terms of what their fathers or mothers accomplished, were judged deficient.
Oscierta’s trainer, David Hayes indicated that he was happy with the filly’s progress, and that whilst she was slightly smaller of stature than her mother was, she had a great stride and an action very similar to Black Caviar, both of which bode well.
Oscierta, according to Hayes’ stated plans, will have two jump outs, the first at Flemington on December 9, where the strategy will be to keep her in hand. With the second, she will be given the go ahead to go all out, with the plan following that to race her in actual competition.