FOUR-year-old Queen Supreme (1-1, Callan Murray) made it two from three, putting 2.25-lengths between herself and runner-up Keep Smiling in a Graduation Plate over 1600m on the Inside Track at Turffontein.
Queen Supreme impressed with the way she skipped away from her rivals when given some rein and Mike de Kock said: “In my view she wasn’t too well ridden last time, and she was better than her rating coming into this contest. She could be feature material, she’s progressive, we’ll see.”
Queen Supreme, by Exceed and Excel, was originally selected and purchased for Markus Jooste at the Goffs Sale in Ireland and later bought back at a South African auction. The new partners are De Kock, Jessica Slack, representing Mauritzfontein Stud, Larry Nestadt, Johannes van der Linden and Noeline Malherbe.
Queen Supreme’s merit rating was adjusted from 86 to 92, a maximum of 6 pounds for her Graduation win.