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Supersay shines in first start back

Supersay and Jeff Lloyd parading Supersay and Jeff Lloyd parading

The Brisbane summer storms made it difficult to pick a race for Supersay’s first start back under trainer Chris Munce.

We scratched her from a race in early December at Doomben, not wanting to tax her on a heavy track for her first run back; she has returned from her recent spell in fantastic form and deserved a chance to show what she can do under good racing conditions. We also withdrew her from an earlier race at Ipswich due to a local heatwave. 

Supersay ultimately started in a Class 1 Fillies and Mares race over 1200m at Ipswich on 16 December. There were 22 nominations for the 13 race berths and we were pleased to see her secure a spot. Supersay rarely catches a break in the barrier draw and she again started out wide.  Jockey Jeff Lloyd rode her and although she jumped fairly, she was not able to work across the other runners early. 

Instead she worked her way through the field in the early stages of the race, but it was all in the wrong direction! She settled third-to-last and then had to hook out very wide as the horses straightened for home.

It was then that Supersay found another gear. With an impressive turn of foot, she overtook all-bar-one of the other runners with ease to claim a well-deserved second placing. Supersay’s run suggests she may benefit from an increase in distance and we are looking at her options for the New Year.

Supersay's pedigree also received a recent boost when her 3yo half-sister Lasqueti Spirit led all the way to win the Gr.1 VRC Oaks during the Spring Carnival. We will be making every attempt to further Supersay's increased value as a broodmare with a well-managed preparation in 2017.

See Supersay’s brave second placing in the race footage here.