Group three-winning mare Supera will head to Te Aroha next month in an attempt to add a Group One victory to her resume.
The Ken and Bev Kelso and Mark Donoghue-trained four-year-old will line-up in the Gr.1 Fiber Fresh NZ Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) off the back of an unplaced run in the Gr.1 Haunui Farm WFA Group One Classic (1600m) at Otaki last month.
Ken Kelso cited the state of the Otaki track as the main contributor to that last start result, but said he is pleased with how his mare has pulled up after the run.
“I don’t think it was a good enough track for a Group One race,” Kelso said. “It was terrible across the top. Lance Robinson walked it on the Friday night and he told me across the top he thought it was a heavy 11 and they were posting a slow 7.
“If we had known that we probably wouldn’t have been there.
“She has come through the race well, she had a week in the paddock. She will go straight to the Breeders at Te Aroha.
“We have won it a couple of times with Xanadu and Perfect Fit.”