Sebring Sprinter Sizzles at Valley
Stamping himself as a certain stakes-winner of the future at Moonee Valley on Friday night was lightly raced Sebring stallion Supido, a $190,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the Three Bridges Thoroughbreds draft.
Problems such as a severe foot abscess and pharyngitis have limited Supido’s early career to just five previous runs, but the Mick Kent trained entire has returned to racing this preparation in sparkling form.
A dominant winner when resuming at Flemington on January 30, Supido was classes above his rivals in the Benchmark 78 sprint at Moonee Valley, carrying 60 kgs to the easiest of wins.
Allowed to settle near the tail of the field by Craig Williams, he swept around them five wide coming to the turn and charged to the line to win the 1200 meter dash by two and a quarter lengths, his overall record now four wins and a second from six starts with prizemoney nearing $200,000.
Bred by Gilgai Farm and consigned on their behalf by Three Bridges, Supido is the third winner from three to race from Lady Succeed (Jpn), a winning Brian’s Time daughter of French Group II winner Hydro Calido, a daughter of super producer Coup de Folie.
This is the family of countless Group I winners including Arc winner Bago and successful sires Machiavellian and Exit to Nowhere.