Brilliant Return for Supido
The opening event at Flemington on Saturday over 1100 metres was won by lightly raced Sebring stallion Supido, who looms as a future stakes-winner for his sire.
Problems such as a severe foot abscess and pharyngitis have limited Supido’s early career to just four previous runs, but the Mick Kent trained entire has the ability to ultimately make his mark at the elite level.
Not sighted since winning brilliantly at Flemington in July last year, Supido charged home from back in the field to score by a length and a half for Craig Williams as a hot favourite.
“He’s a Group sprinter,” Craig Williams declared.
“He gave me a great feel when I rode him seven months ago and I think the management of him has seen him mature.
“You can see his maturity and he hasn’t lost anything of his ability. He’s still a bull and his attitude has got better. There’s no doubt he’ll be winning a good race.”
Kent said he would continue to take Supido through restricted company in his next few starts rather than push the son of Sebring straight to stakes company in the upcoming autumn period.
“He lacks seasoning,” Kent said. “These sort of sprinters get better with age I feel and he just needs a lot of racing and a good preparation into him so he can season up and hopefully can keep climbing up (in grade.).”
Bred by Gilgai Farm, Supido was a $190,000 Inglis Premier purchase consigned on their behalf by Three Bridges Thoroughbreds and 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.