A Class Above
Feb 19, 2016
If you had blinked at the 400m mark whilst watching Supido race at Moonee Valley on Friday night you would've been surprised to see the imposing bay rushing around leaders by the time you opened your eyes... so quickly did he make his winning move in the Tour Of Victoria Sprint Final.
Getting a fair way out of the ground after a tardy start, the exciting four-year-old extricated himself from a tricky position, proving a class above his rivals as he got into the clear, looming up at the turn and racing away to salute by a very easy 2 1/4 lengths.
Winning in fast time under the considerable steadier of 60kg (3 1/2 kg more than the runner-up Gangnam Style), Supido improved on his already excellent record - the win his fourth from just six starts.
Whilst confident that Supido still has the best ahead of him, Michael Kent did express concern regarding the entire's lack of enthusiasm at the start... "he won't get away with that in better races s it is something we will have to address," he said.
"He just stood there like he wasn't going to jump," jockey Craig Williams reported but in every other regard he was delighted with the horse's dominant performance.
"He showed really good acceleration against smart horses under a lot of weight. He is an exciting horse and I am pleased to be part of his career."
Williams saw the bright side of Supido's antics at the start, noting that "it was the first time he has to be tactical and it was a good experience for him."
Thanks to Grant Courtney for the winning photo.