Following two good recent jump outs the two year old chestnut gelding by Super One out of Chosen Dove went to Moonee Valley Fiday night (Feb 25th) to make his race debut in the $75,000 2YO “no metro wins” 955 maiden. Drawing the inside gate Superset began ok and then drifted back around the 600 to be last at the 400 but under the encouragement and the calmness of Ben Melham the horse got clear as they straightened and finished powerfully with his big action to win very impressively despite being green and not really knowing what the caper was all about. As Shea Eden and Ben Melham both commented post race he did it on raw ability.
It was a late change of plans that had the horse heading to The Valley rather than the original thought of Bendigo next Tuesday (1st March) as at the closing of acceptors for The Valley there was only 4 runners. A quick discussion between Shea and his Racing Manager Glenn Scott saw the horse be a late acceptor after his work earlier in the week had been very good. The rest is history given there ended up only a field of 5 with the favourite being the million dollar colt of the Freedmans called Wilbury. Superset was a $10,000 purchase.
Having made the decision to run the only slight concerns were the big horse with his big action handling the track and whether the 955 could be a shade short at his first start.
Congratulations to all owners in the horse and it looks like they have a handy one on their hands particularly as he gains more experience and matures over the coming weeks and months. A big well done to to Shea, Jamie and all the team on having the horse in good enough order to win at his race debut. In closing also congratulations to Ben Melham who Superset provided with his first winner at his first ride back after being on the sidelines for a long period of time. Ben had trialled the horse in early February when he ran third to Blue Diamond favourite Jacquinot in a Cranbounre jump out.