By Brad Gray At Rosehill Gardens
It’s not often a horse wins from 1000m out to 2000m over a career but that’s exactly what Supply And Demand achieved in taking out the Kensei Handicap (2000m) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.
The dimensional son of Sebring was so strong at the end that the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott stable will now consider the Winter Cup in a fortnight over 2400m.
Supply And Demand bringing up win number five
“He is going absolutely super. Every time we send him out there he improves and we’ve put some big questions in front of him as to whether he stays the trip. He certainly does,” said stable represented Emma Pearce.
“He is one of the most versatile horses in the stable and his statistics are pretty unbelievable. He has won over 1000m, 2000m, from behind, leading. You can do anything with him.
“On the heavy track it probably felt more like 2200m or 2400m so there is a nice 2400m race in two weeks. We’ll see how he pulls up.”
The race didn’t quite go to plan for jockey Rachel King, who has ridden Saturday city winners for the last three weeks straight, but all is well that ends well as they say.
“He stepped away a little bit slowly today and at his first try over 2000m I didn’t want to do too much on him early,” King said.
“He has got a very good turn of foot and he was able to use that. If it had been over shorter I’d probably have tried to kick up and lead but we were just very wary of him getting the trip, especially on a heavy track.”
“He is just very genuine and very tough,” added King before suggesting he’d run 2400m no problem.
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