Supido Wins Gr3 Sir John Monash Stakes
At Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne, Widden Stud's former Australian champion 2YO colt Sebring (More Than Ready-Purespeed, by Flying Spur) added a Group success when 5YO brown entire Supido (Sebring-Lady Succeed, by Brian's Time) sprinted powerfully down the centre of the track to claim his maiden stakes victory in the $150,000 Gr3 Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) for 3YO+, defeating Daytona Grey & Murt The Flirt. Supido, who was purchased by his trainer Mick Kent for $190,000 at the 2013 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Three Bridges Thoroughbreds, improved his record to 7 wins and 3 placings (including the Gr1 Goodwood & Gr2 ATC Challenge Stakes) from 13 starts for $471,150 in earnings. "I'm sure he's a Group 1 horse," Kent told racing.com. "It's good to get this win out of the way because it's his first stakes win. He's Group 1 and Group 2-placed but I've been dying to get a Stakes win with him." Kent said Supido would have his next run in the Gr3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on 29 July. "We'll head to the Bletchingly now in a fortnight and then see where we go from there, but I would like to get him back into a Group 1 race one day," he said.
Gr1 Goodwood Field & Barrier Draw
The final field has been declared and the barrier draw conducted for the $500,000 Gr1 Goodwood (1200m) to be run at Morphettville racecourse in Adelaide on Saturday. Race favourite is the former West Australian-galloper Black Heart Bart ($4) who has drawn well in barrier 2, whilst his main market danger, the Mick Kent-trained Supido ($5.50), has drawn midfield in gate 9. The only other horse under double-figure odds, Under The Louvre ($8), has come up with barrier 11. Last year's winner Flamberge will find it tough to defend his title after drawing barrier 17. The final field is:
1. FLAMBERGE (Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra-D Lane) 59kg (17)
2. THE QUARTERBACK (Robbie Griffiths-Matthew Allen) 58.5kg (1)
3. BLACK HEART BART (Darren Weir-Brad Rawiller) 57kg (2)
4. CHURCHILL DANCER (David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-N Hall) 57kg (15)
5. GRIANTE - scratched -
6. BIG MONEY (Rodney Northam-Robert Thompson) 56.5kg (14)
7. SMOKIN' JOEY (Wez Hunter-Craig Newitt) 56.5kg (5)
8. NOSTRADAMUS (Phillip Stokes-Dom Tourneur) 56.5kg (20)
9. FAST 'N' ROCKING (David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-S Baster) 56kg (16)
10. DAYTONA GREY (Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas-C Lindop) 56kg (18)
11. UNDER THE LOUVRE (Robert Smerdon-Dwayne Dunn) 55.5kg (11)
12. ADMIRAL (Barry Campbell-Brendon McCoull) 55.5kg (6)
13. FAATINAH (David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-Dylan Dunn) 55.5kg (10)
14. SUPER ONE (Lee & Anthony Freedman-D Moor) 54.5kg (13)
15. SUPIDO (Michael Kent-James Winks) 54.5kg (9)
16. SIRBIBLE (Russell Bell-Wayne Kerford) 54.5kg (19)
17. CASHED (Ryan Balfour-Todd Pannell) 54.5kg (4)
18. MISS PROMISCUITY (David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-L Meech) 54kg (8)
19. SHEIDEL (David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-Matthew Neilson) 53.5kg (12)
20. SOOBOOG (Darren Weir-Dean Yendall) 53kg (7)
Super One Wins Gr3 DC McKay Stakes
At Morphettville in Adelaide, Yarraman Park's Gr3-winning stallion I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit-Cannarelle, by Canny Lad) added a Group success when 3YO colt Super One (I Am Invincible-Tails Wins, by Tale of the Cat) scored by 1.5-lengths for trainers Lee & Anthony Freedman in the $120,000 Gr3 DC McKay Stakes (1100m) for 3YO+, over 6YO geldings Daytona Grey (Artie Schiller-Southern Rose, by Unbridled's Song) & Heart Of A Lion (Lion Heart-Madame Flurry, by Perugino). Super One, who was formerly trained in Singapore by Michael Freeman where he remained unbeaten in four outings, took his record to 5 wins (including the Gr3 Singapore Juvenile Championship) and 1 placing from 7 starts for $456,312 earnings. By I Am Invincible out of the unraced Tale Of The Cat mare Tails Wins, Super One was purchased by Michael Freedman and Michael Wallace for $190,000 at the 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Broadwater Thoroughbreds. Super One, who is raced by a high profile syndicate headed by Newgate Farm, the China Horse Club and US-based Winstar Farm, is expected to have his next run in the Gr1 Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville in two weeks time.
Daytona Grey Wins Listed Manihi Classic
At Morphettville in South Australia, US Gr1-winning Emirates Park shuttler Artie Schiller (El Prado-Hidden Light, by Majestic Light) added a black-type success when 6YO gelding Daytona Grey (Artie Schiller-Southern Rose, by Unbridled's Song) scored by 0.1-length for trainers Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas in the $100,000 Listed Manihi Classic (1100m) for 3YO+, over 4YO mare I Am Gypsy (I Am Invincible-Gypsy Violin, by Stravinsky) & 6YO mare Pretty Possum (Hillman-Lion's Kiss, by Lion Cavern). Daytona Grey took his record to 11 wins (including the Gr3 AJC RN Irwin Stakes) and 6 placings from 41 starts for $477,540 earnings. Daytona Grey was purchased by his trainer Leon MacDonald for $90,000 at the 2011 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale from the draft of Mill Park.
Daytona Grey Wins Gr3 RN Irwin Stakes
At Morphettville in South Australia, US Gr1-winning Emirates Park shuttler Artie Schiller (El Prado-Hidden Light, by Majestic Light) added a Group success when 5YO gelding Daytona Grey (Artie Schiller-Southern Rose, by Unbridled's Song) scored by 2.4-lengths for trainers Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas in the $115,000 Gr3 RN Irwin Stakes (1100m) for 3YO+, over 6YO gelding Riziz (Zariz-Priya, by Covetous) & 4YO mare The Messina Nymph (Commands-Charybdis, by Royal Academy). This was the first stakes victory for Daytona Grey who took his record to 9 wins and 5 placings from 31 starts for $368,420 earnings. Daytona Grey was purchased by his trainer Leon MacDonald for $90,000 at the 2011 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale from the draft of Mill Park.