First Win For Beautifully Bred Supera (NZ)

Beautifully bred Pencarrow filly Supera (NZ) (Savabeel) scored the first win of her career in a 1200-metre maiden event at Te Rapa on Sunday.

The Ken and Bev Kelso-trained runner had a nightmare debut at the end of last month, when she played up in the barrier, was blocked in the straight and finished near the tail of the field. She returned with a cut to her nose.

It was a different story on Sunday as rider Cameron Lammas had her handily placed before guiding her to a comfortable win by a length and a half.

“She’s a filly that has taken a lot of making as she’s hard work, but has always had a lot of ability,” Ken Kelso said.

Supera is out of Sopra Tutto (NZ) (Van Nistelrooy), an unraced daughter of Pencarrow’s four-tie Group 1-winning champion mare Ethereal (NZ) (Rhythm). Sopra Tutto has now had four winners from five foals to race, including the multiple Group 3 winner and Group 1-placed Eleonora (NZ) (Makfi).

The family has also received a recent black-type boost with Sopra Tutto’s half-sister Seraphim (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle) winning this month’s Listed Marton Cup.