30th Stakes-Winner for Sebring

 In 2017

Progressive stayer Supply And Demand became the 30th stakes-winner for Sebring when leading every step of the way in Saturday’s $175,000 Listed Caloundra Cup (2400m) at the Sunshine Coast.

It was the third consecutive win for the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained 4yo gelding who ventured north after a pair of wins at Rosehill.

Sent straight to the front by Josh Parr, Supply And Demand led at every call to win the staying test by one and a quarter lengths.

“He won at 1800 metres at Rosehill and we were a bit worried about him at that distance. Then we stepped him up to 2000 metres and again there was a question he would run it,” stable representative Neil Paine told AAP.

“Supply and Demand won both of those races and we stepped him up to 2400 metres, which was again a question.

“He isn’t built like a stayer but he is all heart.”

Purchased by G Waterhouse/J Harron/Round Table Racing for $170,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Australian Yearling Sale, Supply And Demand advances his record to six wins, four seconds and two thirds from16 starts with earnings of $422,735.

Bred by part-owner David Henderson and foaled and raised at Widden, Supply And Demand is a half-brother to stakes-winners Spacecraft  and Phenomenons and is the tenth foal of the winning Octagonal mare Demanding whose stakes-winning dam Winged Prayer is a half-sister to Golden Slipper winner Tierce.