The Alchemy’s beautifully bred young stallion Where’s That Tiger was represented by another black type winner when his son Supertube landed Saturday’s Gr3 Gauteng Racing Association Handicap at Turffontein.
Trained by champion conditioner Sean Tarry, the Australian bred Supertube picked up the fourth win of his career when careering home to win the 3200m event by two and a quarter lengths.
The versatile Supertube (who is intensely inbred to the wonderful mare Angel Fever) has now won from 1700-3200m and he looks a likely contender for some of the bigger staying races later in the season.
His sire Where’s That Tiger has a superb strike rate in South Africa. The son of super-sire Storm Cat has been represented by just nine runners in this country –six of which have won and two of which are black type winners. Where’s That Tiger’s local performers include the brilliant but ill-fated filly Tiger Quest, winner of the Listed Gardenia Handicap and runner up in the G2 SA Fillies Nursery.
Where’s That Tiger’s sire Storm Cat has been a superb sire of sires, with his outstanding sire sons including Giant’s Causeway, Hennessy, Stormy Atlantic, Harlan, Tale Of The Cat, Storm Boot, Tiger Ridge, and Forest Wildcat. Leading representatives of the Storm Cat male line in South Africa include the likes of Black Minnaloushe and Var.
This powerful male line enjoyed plenty of success over the weekend, thanks to the likes of Stormy Lucy (G1 Matriarch Stakes), Noah From Goa (G2 Investec Dingaans), and the above mentioned Supertube.
Where’s That Tiger’s close relatives Brave Tin Soldier and G1 Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus have both been in the news recently –Brave Tin Soldier as the sire of G1 Premier’s Champion Stakes winner Rabada and Fusaichi Pegasus as the damsire of Silver Mountain –a dominant favourite for Saturday’s Gr1 World Sports Betting Cape Fillies Guineas.