Corne Spies was confident of a good day on July Day last Saturday and informed punters that two-year-old filly Supreme Quest was “flying”. The daughter of Querari got them off to a flying start when she ran out a convincing winner of the R400 000 Bloodstock SA Sales Cup for fillies under Lyle Hewitson.
Next, Hewitson rode the stable’s ace two-year-old colt William Robertson into a close third from a poor draw in the equivalent race for colts – a big performance behind the winner Bard Of Avon, a Gr1 runner-up.
At Turffontein, True Charm brought home the bacon under Mark Khan in a MR96 handicap over 1000m and Sweet Sensation followed her in third.
Going off at 5-2, Supreme Quest had the run of the race from her 1 gate and showed no signs of uncertainty, despite it being her first run in KZN.
She was produced at the 300m marker and carried too many guns for the fancied Big Burn (5-2), who was 3,50 lengths adrift. She clocked 78,22 secs for the 1300m.
“Supreme Quest is a very nice filly, we look forward to having a lot of fun with her. Well done to owners Warren Chetty, Suren Govender and Anthony Seur, with us today in spirit. I’m sure they’re jumping up and down!”
Hewitson confirmed: “She is smart, she switches off in a race and can turn on the speed. She should get a mile and may be a Guineas filly.”
A R90 000 National 2yo Sale graduate, the winner was bred by Gold Star Stud and has now earned R264 000 for 2 wins and 3 places from 5 starts.
REPLAY BELOW: Supreme Quest.