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Supaseus Spurs the Memories

The recent post by Alan regarding the Ascot stakes winner Supaseus (Spinning World - Supamova, by Seattle Slew) brought back memories for this author as her dam was one of the 100 or so horses in the yard of leading trainer Paul Cole while I worked a flat season in England going back almost 15 years now (...yes we are all getting old!).

Supamova, a 2-year-old at the time I was there, was one of two fillies who never quite fulfilled their potential on the track given their brilliant morning work, the other being the Sadler's Wells filly El Opera (Sadler's Wells - Ridge the Times, by Riva Ridge), a sister in blood to the brilliant Pharaoh's Delight whose stud career has unfortunately, despite wonderful opportunity, also failed to live up to expectations to date. Both of these fillies could absolutely fly in the mornings.... I guess hope springs eternal but the winning post delivers harsh reality!

Understandably, given her pedigree, Supamova has been afforded magnificent opportunity in the breeding shed but it is worth noting that after visiting the likes of Sadler's Wells, Danehill and Machiavellian, the best TrueNicks rating of any of her foals to date are the unraced Super Celebrity (by Peintre Celebre) and the aforementioned stakes-winning Supaseus (by Spinning World) - both by sons of Nureyev. That is of course until we get to her currently-unraced and unnamed 2-year-old colt by Petionville who rates through the roof with TrueNicks (A++). Those that read this blog regularly would have noted that just last week Alan posted on how potent a cross Seattle Slew mares are with this highly underrated sire.

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