Mehmas's Supremacy Lives Up To the Title In the Richmond


Supremacy | Racing Post

With an impressive listed winner already in the bag in Method (Ire), Tally Ho Stud's Mehmas (Ire) put more distance between himself and his fellow first-season sires on Thursday as the aptly-named Supremacy (Ire) registered a similarly commanding four-length success in Goodwood's G2 Qatar Richmond S. Off the mark in dynamic fashion in a six-furlong Windsor maiden July 6, the 11-2 shot was placed quickly at the head of affairs by Adam Kirby and found generously in the final furlong to draw away from the 13-8 favourite Yazaman (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}), with Lauded (GB) (Acclamation {GB}) a neck away in third. “He's quite tall and scopey with a long stride and he can quicken,” Kirby commented. “He ran through the line, so it was a very smart performance. Coming into the race, I really liked him and his maiden win was very good. He is all speed, very, very quick. It almost feels as though you have it easy on him–he has an exceptional cruising speed. I didn't go out there with all guns blazing and the intention of grabbing the rail, it has just kind of happened at that way and as most people would know on a baby if you have got the rail, it can just help.”

This looked a decent renewal, with two TDN Rising Stars Qaader (Ire) (Night of Thunder {Ire}) and Admiral Nelson (GB) (Kingman {GB}) in attendance as well as the G2 July S. runner-up Yazaman, but Supremacy had matters in hand passing the furlong pole. Clive Cox, who took this race 12 months ago with Golden Horde (Ire) (Lethal Force {Ire}) and also has the G2 Coventry S. winner Nando Parrado (GB) (Kodiac {GB}), said, “Its fabulous we have two top-class horses and you pinch yourself when things go as well as they have done. He was impressive and one of the comments that Adam made coming back down the chute was he is one for next year too. He's got a wonderful mind and he won in a very fast time at Windsor, so this was soon enough. In a perfect world, I would have liked another week or two but he has done that so well and has taken a big step forward.”

Another inspired purchase by Clive Cox at £65,000 at the 2019 Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale, Supremacy looked a long way from being this type of animal when a well-beaten sixth on his racecourse bow at Windsor June 16. That was four days before Nando Parrado took his own leap forward from an unplaced effort on debut at the Royal meeting and it is clear that the Cox juveniles are needing their first outings badly in 2020. He had made a huge jump to Windsor and another here to promise more sprinting heydays for this trainer-jockey combination.

The dam Triggers Broom (Ire) (Arcano {Ire}) is a half-sister to Xtension (Ire) (Xaar {GB}), who brought Cox and Kirby to prominence at this meeting in 2009 when taking the G2 Vintage S. Also third in the G1 Dewhurst S. and G1 Prix Jean Prat before joining John Moore, he went on to win two renewals of the G1 Champions Mile in Hong Kong. Xtension's half-sister Beatrix Potter (Ire) (Cadeaux Genereux {GB}) went on to produce Cox's best yet in the G1 July Cup and G1 Haydock Sprint Cup hero Harry Angel (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) and also last year's G2 Mill Reef S. winner Pierre Lapin (Ire) (Cappella Sansevero {GB}). Another of his half-siblings A Huge Dream (Ire) (Refuse To Bend {Ire}) was listed-placed and was later responsible for Mrs Gallagher (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) who captured the Listed Polonia S. and Listed Lansdown S. The dam's yearling colt is by Cotai Glory (GB).

Thursday, Goodwood, Britain
QATAR RICHMOND S.-G2, £50,000, Goodwood, 7-30, 2yo, c/g, 6fT, 1:10.13, gd.
1–SUPREMACY (IRE), 126, c, 2, by Mehmas (Ire)
1st Dam: Triggers Broom (Ire), by Arcano (Ire)
2nd Dam: Great Joy (Ire), by Grand Lodge
3rd Dam: Cheese Soup, by Spectacular Bid
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. (£65,000 Ylg '19 GOFFPR). O-J Goddard; B-Kangyu International Racing (IRE); T-Clive Cox; J-Adam Kirby. £28,355. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-0, $42,012. Werk Nick Rating: A++. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Yazaman (Ire), 126, c, 2, Kodiac (GB)–Online Alexander (Ire), by Acclamation (GB). (185,000gns Ylg '19 TATOCT). O-Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum; B-Mountarmstrong Stud. (IRE); T-William Haggas. £10,750.
3–Lauded (GB), 126, c, 2, Acclamation (GB)–Thatsallimsaying (Ire), by Dandy Man (Ire). (24,000gns Wlg '18 TATFOA; €46,000 Ylg '19 TIRSEP). O-Al Shaqab Racing & Manor House Racing; B-Whitsbury Manor Stud (GB); T-Tom Dascombe. £5,380.
Margins: 4, NK, 1HF. Odds: 5.50, 1.63, 10.00.
Also Ran: Admiral Nelson (GB), Qaader (Ire), Gussy Mac (Ire), Talbot (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result or the free catalogue-style pedigree.

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