QUEEN SUPREME COMES HOME LONELY
Ken Nicol: Queen Supreme (11-4) scored the first Grade 1 win of what promises to be an illustrious career with a convincing win in the Paddock Stakes at Kenilworth.
The Northern Hemisphere bred Exceed And Excel filly is six months behind on weight-for-age terms, but made light work of her rivals to come home a unextended winner by two and a half.
Castellano set a fast pace and quickly went a few lengths clear followed by Driving Miss Daisy, Silvano’s Pride and Queen Supreme.
Hot favourite Front And Centre (10-13) was a couple of lengths behind her market rival as they turned for home.
And when Queen Supreme took it up with authority 200m out, Anton Marcus was alive to the danger but could make no impression.
Driving Miss Daisy and Silvano’s Pride both stayed on to fill the minor positions, while Miyabi Gold ran onto to take fourth just ahead of a disappointing Front And Centre.
But the winner was in a different class.
“Since the Summer Cup she missed three weeks work, but she has just blossomed since. We’ll put her in the Majorca – I’m not sure about the Met” said Mike de Kock afterwards.