Bright Future for Sebring Winners
Slipper winning sire Sebring had two promising winners on Saturday that will both have their connections aiming higher.
The Sebring winners come over all distances with the open three year-old sprint at Flemington over 1100 metres won by lightly raced colt Supido, a $190,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the Three Bridges Thoroughbreds draft.
Supido is prepared by Mick Kent, who is no stranger to success with a Sebring having prepared his Group I placed stakes-winner Scratchy Bottom.
While she was more of a stayer, Supido is all speed and scored an explosive victory at his first run back from a spell.
He settled near the tail of the field for Craig Williams and unwound a sizzling finish to win by two lengths, his second win from just four starts.
“He’s always had a big motor and he can quicken, something I haven’t had a horse do for a while,” said Mick Kent.
“He’s a natural athlete, doesn’t carry a lot of weight and he’s only had two bits of work coming into this.
“We trialled him six weeks ago before the Creswick series and he pulled up a bit scratchy in the foot so we backed off and did the right thing by the horse.
“Now it is up to him to do the right thing by us.”
Bred by Gilgai Farm, 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.
Gilgai Farm sold a full sister to Supido at Inglis Premier this year for $190,000.
Also saluting for Sebring at Kembla was the progressive Gary Portelli trained two year-old filly Seeking Asylum, who scored a powerful win over older rivals in the Class Two event over 1300 metres.
A Breednet ‘One to Watch’ when she scored on debut at Bathurst on June 9, she’s now won three races and finished second once from four starts with connections paying her first acceptance for the $1million Group I ATC Golden Rose on September 12.
A $100,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the Widden Stud draft for Elite Thoroughbreds, Seeking Asylum is the second winner for Asylum Seeker (SAfr), the Champion 2YO Filly of her year and winner of the Group I Greyville Golden Slipper.
Bred by Tara Farm, Seeking Asylum is a good result for her breeders as her dam Asylum Seeker has kept going back to Sebring and has a yearling filly and weanling filly by the sire and will foal to him again this spring.
Sebring has had an outstanding season and is currently third on the Australian General Sires List by earnings to Fastnet Rock and Exceed and Excel with just two weeks to go.