Mar 05, 2018
Photo courtesy of Trackside Photography
Supernormal broke his maiden status at the Sunshine Coast in winning the 1400m E. Designer Colts and Geldings Maiden Plate.
Starting from a wide gate, jockey Damian Browne drove the Commands gelding to the front and despite given no piece in the lead was able to kick clear turning for home, going to the line strongly to win by 1.5 lengths.
"This prep he has been placed at all of his runs so he really deserved to win today. He didn't get much peace in front, taken on a couple of times at varying stages. But Damian used his experience and just held his ground, keeping him rolling and comfortable. He gave a nice kick when asked turning for home and pretty much held the opposition easily in the final stages. He will get a bit further than the 1400m of todays' race so we will see how he pulls up and discuss our next move with Chris and the owner." Commented stable foreman Andy Kermond
Chris Meagher was also pleased with the effort. " He ran super and finished off very strongly, which is really what we wanted to see from him. It was also great to win another race for our long time supporter Neville Bell of Kilto Park. The horses in Brisbane have been going very well, with 10 out of 11 runners collecting a cheque since February 1. So a lot of credit must go to Andy and the staff as they have been doing a tremendous job."