The lightly raced, Gilgai Farm bred four-year-old Supido, identified himself a future stakes-winner with a commanding win at Flemington on Saturday.
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.
Bred by Gilgai Farm, Supido was a $190,000 Inglis Premier purchase consigned on their behalf by Three Bridges Thoroughbreds. He 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.
Supido has won his last three starts following his first two promising starts in 2014 which included a placing to the talented Rough Justice.
Gilgai’s Kelly Skillecorn said Supido’s dam Lady Succeed (Jpn) produced a small, but clearly talented foal.
“Supido was a very small foal. She’s had four foals and they have all been quite small. The mare herself is only fifteen hands.”
“Her Smart Missile colt going to the Inglis Premier Sale is the nicest of the four so far.”
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 gave me a great feel when I rode him seven months ago and I think the management of him has seen him mature.” Williams declared.
“He’s a Group sprinter. 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.).”
Kevin’s Time, Lady Succeed’s three-year-old colt by Flying Spur, is with Darren Weir and won convincingly on debut at Warrnambool on January 10th adding extra fire to an already very hot pedigree page. It is believed international offers have already been made to buy the horse.
The details of yearling colt being sold at Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale are here: