Win­ter Cup on De­mand for sus­pect stay­ing type

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - RACING - RAY THOMAS

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.

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