Supreme Quest (7-1) made up the best part of 12 lengths over the last 400m to win her Maiden Juvenile Plate over 1000m at Turffontein on Saturday in most exciting fashion, in a way reminiscent of the famous ‘Tudor Rullah’ finish at Gosforth Park, when Jean Heming’s filly won over 1000m from a hopeless position.
The jockey in question here was Raymond Danielson, who sat and sat on his mount, after Supreme Quest was slow off, and only started working on her with 300m to run.
Corne Spies commented: “I quietly cursed Raymond for the first half of the race, because Supreme Quest appeared to be going nowhere, but he actually rode a well-judged race. The colts got away from her, they were pacing it really fast up front and Raymond was waiting for them to come back to field. She got there just in time, very exciting to watch.”
That she beat the colts indicates that Supreme Quest has some good ability and Corne added: “She could be decent, we’ll have some fun with her.”
Supreme Quest, by Querari from Supreme Lecture (Lecture) was bred by Gold Star Stud and races for owners Warren Chetty and Seren Govender, newcomers to racing, and Anthony Seur.
Supreme Quest was a R90,000 at the 2020 National Two-Year-Old Sale last October, a quick return for her connections.