Brilliant Flemington Winner Sold by Three Bridges
The open three year-old sprint at Flemington on Saturday over 1100 metres was won by lightly raced Sebring 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 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.