Supreme Shows Class For Caithness

Wednesday, 11th June 2014

When a well-bred young son of Redoute's Choice sires six winners from seven runners and his oldest progeny are just three, breeders begin to sit up and take notice. The sire in question is Supreme Class (Redoute's Choice-Lanadee, by Snaadee), a Hong Kong performed galloper that stands at Caithness Breeding near Young in NSW for the Dingwall family. "We were going to get out of the stallion business and tried to sell him a couple of times, but on each occasion the buyer failed to come up with the cash so we pressed on with him," revealed Sean Dingwall. "Then his progeny went into work and have now started winning races, so not selling him has been a blessing in disguise." The half-brother to stakes-winning sprinter Secret Flyer was a tough and sound competitor in Hong Kong winning five races and finishing fourth in the Gr1 Hong Kong Classic Mile behind Floral Pegasus and fourth in the Gr3 Premier Cup behind Egyptian Ra. He retired with a record of five wins and four placings from 18 starts and $HK4.2 million prize-money. From his initial first crop of just 14 live foals, seven have raced and six of them have won led by Tildy Lad, who won recently by 4-lengths at Morphettville and has won three of six starts. Also showing talent is A Littlebitofclass, who hasn't missed a place in five starts scoring wins at Bendigo and Cranbourne as well as placing at Caulfield and Flemington, while Lofty's Menu, an impressive debut winner at Gosford, was second at Warwick Farm last Wednesday for Wendy Walter. Supreme Class descends from a very successful US family that includes Gr3 Emancipation Stakes winner Almazyoon, Kentucky Derby winner Chateaugay, and Preakness and Belmont Stakes winner Little Current.