Three Bridges Sold ANZAC Day Double
Posting his fifth consecutive win at Flemington on ANZAC Day 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 racing career to date, but ability has never been lacking.
Prepared by Mick Kent, the exciting four year-old powered to the line under 60 kg to win the 1200 metre sprint by nearly two lengths in an utterly dominant display.
Supido took his record to five wins from seven starts with prizemoney topping $240,000 with the Group I SAJC Goodwood Handicap next month his obvious next target, although his trainer is worried he may not gain a start in the $500,000 feature.
"I’m going to nom for the Goodwood. That’s my aim so I’ll have a look at the weights and if I have to run him again, I have to,” Kent said.
"There’s the race two weeks before in Adelaide or there’s a 1000(m) race here (Flemington) a fortnight before.
"Ideally, he’d go straight in but I have to weigh up whether he’d get a run or not.”
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.
Supido was the second Flemington winner of the day sold by Three Bridges Thoroughbreds, who also consigned Every Faith, a smart winner for the Robert Smerdon stable.
The five year-old daughter of Not a Single Doubt scored by a length taking her overall record to five wins from 28 starts with prizemoney just shy of $300,000.
A $130,000 Inglis Premier purchase, Every Faith won the Listed SAJC Laelia Stakes at three and is a half-sister to Group II winner Alpine Eagle from Zabeel mare Zephyria.
She was a highly successful pinhook for Three Bridges having been bought initially on their behalf by Paul Willetts for $28,000 at the MM National Weanling Sale from the Brooklyn Lodge draft.
Like Supido, she may well find herself in Adelaide in coming weeks on the chase for more Black Type.