Super Supido

Apr 03, 2015

Given a bit of time after showing considerable promise in just two spring outings, Supido resumed with a soft one length victory at Sandown on Wednesday.

And an expected one it was, the son of Sebring sent out a hot odds-on favourite in the 1000m maiden.

Settling nicely midfield for Luke Nolen, the three-year-old had some chasing to do as Shakespearean Lass gave a kick but when asked for his final effort he found plenty - drawing clear over the final stages; the first two home spacing the others.

Covering the trip in a smart 56.29 seconds, Supido is a horse who has always been well regarded but a few issues have held him back.

"He is very young and has been a bit backward," Michael Kent explained.

"He has been plagued by pharyngitis all his life which is an immaturity thing. Because of that we will take him very gently this year then have a bit more of a look at him next year."

"I think up to a mile will suit him," he continued, "but a good fast-run six furlongs would be ideal also.He wants to sit off the speed and finish off and that's the way he hass been trained his whole life."

Hopeful of getting Supido to Adelaide for a crack at black type in the Gr.2 Euclase Stakes on May 2 (via the VOBIS Gold Sprint at Caulfield on April 18), Kent said that Supido still has a bit to learn.

“Today was the first time that he has hit the front and he gawked around a bit once he got there - but he got the job done."

Kent is a fan of Supido's sire Sebring with that Golden Slipper's last start Gr.3 Epona Stakes winner Scratchy Bottom also a member of the stable.

Bred by stable client Rick Jamieson, Supido is the second foal produced by imported mare Lady Succeed. A two times winner in Japan, she hails from one of the world's great families - that of the influential stallions Northern Dancer, Danehill, Machiavellian and Halo.

Congratulations to owners Kim Harding, Peter Henley, Dr Adam Gay, Terry Hurford, David  Major, G W Helmuth, Everlong Racing No: 2, Eureka Diamonds and Dynasty No 9.