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More time needed for daughter of champion mare Black Caviar

Black Caviar: has had four foals, the first of which is Oscietra
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Oscietra, the first foal of the unbeaten champion Black Caviar, will be given time to mature after finishing down the field on her third start on Wednesday.

Trained by David Hayes, Oscietra has been under the spotlight since birth, with plenty wondering how much of her mother’s talent she possesses.

Having finished third on her debut on New Year’s Day, Oscietra returned to the course last month to win a 5f maiden in comfortable style and stepped up to handicap company at Flemington on Wednesday.

Breaking well from the stalls, Oscietra led the field inside the final two furlongs before weakening to finish ninth of the 13 runners, beaten nearly seven lengths by winner Divine Messenger.

A deflated Hayes told “She travelled alongside the winner so they didn’t go too fast. She led them to 300 [metres] out and then had nothing to offer from 200 out, so it was hard to watch. We’ll turn her out and give her time.

“She was a bit immature and weak late. She clearly goes better around a bend and clearly needs more time, so we’ll give her that.”

Black Caviar won all 25 of her races, including 15 Group 1s. After Oscietra, she had a colt by Sebring, who is named Prince Of Caviar, a filly by Snitzel and the most recent arrival is another filly, this time by top stallion More Than Ready.

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It was hard to watch. We’ll turn her out and give her time
E.W. Terms