SUPREME SONG, half-brother to 2019 St Leger runner-up Toona Ciliata, billed by the railbirds in November as Anthony Nunes’ ‘classic horse’, only to finish five lengths behind POWER at six furlongs, is set to return victorious in the Farriers of saturday Characteristic of association to the exact journey among young girls of three years.
Despite showing speed on exercise, losing HOIST THE MAST in a five furlong canter a week earlier, SUPREME SONG was surprisingly edged out by BABYLIKE followed by POWER, who rounded the bend at home to win in leaving.
SUPREME SONG, however, stayed to overtake BABYLIKE by one meter and take second place, finishing in 1:14.4 behind the POWER 1:14.0. POWER finished fourth in Sunday’s Prince Consort Stakes at seven furlongs and was also on the board in his two previous races, the Sir Howard Stakes and the Pick 3 Super Challenge as a two-year-old, performances that testify to the ability of SUPREME SONG.
Although he didn’t exactly tear up the practice track for his second coming, SUPREME SONG clocked five-and-a-half in 1:08.2, on the fall of the mile, last Monday morning, accompanying the runner-up Sir Howard Stakes, SHADOW FAX, should easily have young ladies on the run.
GET A PEPSI and MILA’s ALL THIS, DOUBLE CROWN’s half-brother, has the best shape to recommend among SUPREME SONG’s rivals. GET A PEPSI returns treated with lasix after three starts, his best being a third place finish behind THIRTYONEKISSES when he stretches to seven and a half furlongs, suggesting he would be more comfortable at a slower pace.
MILA’S ALL THIS was particularly disappointing at five-and-a-half furlongs on her third last start, finishing fifth behind PRINCESS ALAINA, third in the lane, after being slow in stride and then flattened on the last furrow.
Similar to GET A PEPSI, MILA’S ALL THIS seems to prefer a soft pace, mowed down by NEFERTARI after dictating the six-and-a-half stadia splits in his previous start. Also, being DOUBLE CROWN’s half-brother doesn’t help his sprint cause it.