Supido Sprinter Surges in G3 Show County

Tara Madgwick - Saturday August 19

Astute trainer Matthew Smith has never been frightened to aim high with Supido stallion Buenos Noches and he had the look of a future Group I winner when showing real class to carry his top weight of 58.5kg to victory in the Group III ATC Show County Quality (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Buenos Noches stakes his Everest claim - image Steve Hart

First up from a spell following two autumn runs against the A graders when fifth and seventh in the Group I VRC Lightning Stakes and Newmarket Handicap, Buenos Noches was tuned up with a couple of recent barrier trials and looked sensational in the mounting yard for his seasonal return.

Ridden quietly early by Dylan Gibbons, Buenos Noches travelled comfortably off the pace in a slowly run race and when angled into the clear let down with a good burst to win by a length and a quarter over quality Frankel mare Argentia, who also ran well in her second appearance for new trainer Joe Pride.



uo;He’s a talented horse and we were hoping he’d do that today and then hopefully we can end up in an Everest,” said Matthew Smith.

“We’re very relieved, there was a lot of expectation so it was good to see him put the writing on the wall.

“I’m not sure where we’ll go next, but he’ll run again on two or three weeks and see what happens in regard to the Everest.”

Dylan Gibbons was full of praise for Buenos Noches.

“He got there quite easy and pricked his ears and just had a great time, so onwards and upwards from here,” he said, indicating there was good room for improvement.

“He’s still very hairy and had a lot of nervous energy pre race, so there could be a 1200m race around October time that I think might suit him!”

Buenos Noches was a modest $40,000 Inglis Classic purchase.

A $40,000 Inglis Classic Highway Session purchase for his trainer from the Widden Stud draft, Buenos Noches runs for a big group of very happy stable clients.

A stakes-winner last season at three, Buenos Noches has three wins and two placings from eight starts earning over $575,000 in prizemoney with connections hopeful of securing an Everest slot for their talented stallion.

Bred by Widden Stud in partnership, Buenos Noches is the second winner from unraced Northern Meteor mare Koi, who died in 2021 after producing just three foals. Koi was a grand-daughter of triple Group I winning Champion NZ 2YO Filly Ballroom Babe from a family featuring plenty of Group winners including Just Dancing and Tahni Girl.

Supido, click for more info and a Hypo mating.

Buenos Noches is the first stakes-winner of the new season for brilliant Sebring sprinter Supido, who stands at a fee of $19,800 this spring.




Race Result - Thoroughbred Club Australia (Bm84) 1400m

Caulfield Track: Good(4) Time: 1:23.12
- 4h Lonhro (AUS) x Carribean Sunset (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Tnr: M Price & M Kent Jnr Rdr: Damian Lane 59
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale $150,000
Seller: Lime Country Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd, Burradoo, NSW
Buyer: MG Price Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd
- 5g Xtravagant (NZ) x Morning Mist (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
Tnr: J Leek Jnr Rdr: Tatum Bull 58
- 5g Siyouni (FR) x Candarliya (FR) (Dalakhani (IRE))
Tnr: D T O'Brien Rdr: B Shinn 57
He's Our Bonneval
- 7g Siyouni (FR) x Dreamlike (GB) (Oasis Dream (GB))
Tnr: T Busuttin & N Young Rdr: John Allen 58.5
- 7g Shamus Award (AUS) x Eagles Destiny (AUS) (Snippetson (AUS))
Tnr: Nick Ryan Rdr: L Currie 56.5
Royal Mile
- 6g Danerich (AUS) x Street Blaze (AUS) (Street Sense (USA))
Tnr: David Brideoake & Matt Jenkins Rdr: B Melham 60
- 6g Akeed Mofeed (GB) x In The Gold (USA) (Golden Missile (USA))
Tnr: M, W & J Hawkes Rdr: Jye McNeil 58
Real Sensation
- 6g Real Impact (JPN) x My Thriller (AUS) (Artie Schiller (USA))
Tnr: Luke Oliver Rdr: J Mott 57
Dubai Poet
- 5g Lope De Vega (IRE) x Hundi (IRE) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Tnr: A & S Freedman Rdr: M J Dee 57
- 6g Dundeel (NZ) x Ain'tnofallenstar (AUS) (Starcraft (NZ))
Tnr: A & S Freedman Rdr: M Zahra 58.5
- 6g Nicconi (AUS) x Cresta Condor (AUS) (Stratum (AUS))
Tnr: Pat Carey & Harris Walker Rdr: Celine Gaudray 54
- 7g Archipenko (USA) x Altruiste (GB) (Montjeu (IRE))
Tnr: C Maher & D Eustace Rdr: Ben Allen 57
- 8g Written Tycoon (AUS) x Blue Simone (AUS) (Dash For Cash (AUS))
Tnr: Gavin Bedggood Rdr: D W Stackhouse 56.5
El Rocko
- 5g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Butters (USA) (El Prado (IRE))
Tnr: John McArdle Rdr: D Moor 55.5
- 5g So You Think (NZ) x Cobblestones (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Tnr: J F Moloney Rdr: Carleen Hefel 59
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