Red Giant Sprinter Gives Moreira a Superich Send-off16 Jul 2018
Talented Hong Kong sprinter Superich looked every-bit a topliner with the way he dispensed with a handy field of Class 3 performers on the final day of the 2017-18 Racing Season at Sha Tin yesterday.
Stepping up to 1200m for the first time and drawing 13 of 13 at the gate, it wasn’t going to be an easy task for the handsome son of Red Giant, but driven out of the barrier by Joao Moreira, Superich sped towards the front in the early stages and found himself camped on the back of the leaders after 300m. Given a “breather” mid-race by Moreira, Superich was quickly on the scene as they field straightened and he looked to have the race well in control, but Moreira pushed the overdrive button after the 300m and the big chestnut showed a wonderful turn-of-foot extended his lead further and posted a superb performance to finish 3.3 lengths clear of his rivals at the line.
The fashion in which Superich scored was impressive enough on its own, but when you look at the times he ran on a slow track there is no doubt he is heading towards a good grade next season with Superich running the 1200m in 1:09.71, and his last 400m telling the story where he ran 22.98 seconds after working hard in the early stages!
Bred by Gerry Harvey at Westbury, Superich was a $44,000 Ready to Run purchase by Upper Bloodstock at Karaka and received his early education in New Zealand from the Matamata stable of Ken and Bev Kelso before heading to Hong Kong. Superich was an impressive winner on debut over 1000m where he gave a hint of things to come, running the 1000m in 56.9 - his next two outings resulting in a second and a third after receiving chequered runs in each. Superich has now had four starts for two wins, a second, and a third and HK$1,687,150 in stakes.
Superich is out of the King Cugat mare Daly Charm, making him a half-brother to the very talented Hold it Harvey. Daly Charm has a Redwood yearling, an El Roca weanling filly, and will she visit the Street Cry stallion Telperion in 2018.« Back