Winter Cup on Demand for suspect staying type
SUPPLY And Demand, once considered suspect beyond 1600m, is likely to be tried as a stayer after another impressive win at Rosehill Gardens.
Emerging apprentice Rachel King kept her Sydney Saturday winning streak going as Supply And Demand forged past Tucanchoo to win the Kensei Handicap (2000m).
Trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott will be very tempted to give Supply And Demand his chance in the Listed $125,000 Winter Cup over 2400m in two weeks.
Supply And Demand has undergone a remarkable transformation this preparation, shedding his reputation as a sprinter-miler.
King won on Supply And Demand in the Eremein Handicap (1800m) and yesterday’s race and she wasn’t about to say the gelding won’t run 2400m if the decision is made to target the Winter Cup.
“He probably can run 2400m, he is very genuine and very tough,’’ King said.
“There is no reason why he won’t run the trip as he is rockhard fit and flying.’’
Supply And Demand, backed into $4 favouritism, wore down Tucanchoo ($4.20) to win by a widening three-quarters of a length with Montauk ($7.50) a half-length away third.
Bott was at the Ipswich Cup meeting but conceded Supply And Demand deserves his chance in the Winter Cup.
“We will take him home and assess his run, see how he pulls up but the way he is going, it would be hard to ignore the Winter Cup now,’’ Bott said.
“This horse again showed his versatility. He was slow to begin but Rachel didn’t panic and took the sit then the horse was able to show his turn of foot over the last 400m.’’
King had never ridden a Sydney Saturday winner until she notched a double at the Rosehill meeting two weeks ago and backed that up with another brace at Randwick last week. And continued her momentum on Supply And Demand.
Supply And Demand.