Moody remains bullish on I Am Caviar

Peter Moody isn’t giving up on Black Caviar’s son I Am Caviar after his fifth placing on debut at Moe on Tuesday.

The blueblood colt by I Am Invincible was sent out a $1.28 favourite with his mother’s regular jockey Luke Nolen in the saddle but finished 3.8 lengths off the winner over 1000 metres.

Speaking on Ladbrokes’ Moody on the Mic podcast, the champion trainer said the Soft 7 conditions weren’t to the three-year-old’s liking.

“It was an inglorious debut,” Moody admitted.

“The track was a Slow 7 probably bordering on a Heavy and that was just the conditions we were dealt, so I have to take the rap there.

“He just plain and simple didn’t handle the conditions.

“But you’d like to think a promising horse might still not handle the conditions and get the job done.”

WATCH: I Am Caviar debut at Moe

Moody told Racing.com last week he was hopeful the colt was metropolitan class, an opinion he still holds for connections who include the Werrett, Hawkes, Madden and Taylor families who raced Black Caviar to 25 unbeaten starts.

“He sat outside the leader and probably on the home turn you couldn’t have had enough on him but then he failed to lengthen in the ground,” Moody explained.

“He is a nice metropolitan horse and he will bounce back on Good ground sooner than later.

“He won’t be $1.30 next time around.

“We certainly didn’t spruik him, it was probably more media and pedigree-related that spruiked him at $1.30.

“He’ll win his share of races and we will have a bit of fun with him.

“But he’s certainly not his mother and we are the first to admit that.”

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