Clive Cox Changes Supremacy Plan And Now Eyes Middle Park


The Clive Cox trained Supremacy has had some changes of plans this season and after being pulled out of the Group Two Gimcrack Stakes at York he will now head to Newmarket for the Group One Middle Park Stakes.

The Group Two contest on the Knavesmire had been an original Plan B for the smart juvenile with a run in the Prix Morny on Sunday in France the first option but the wet conditions at Deauville ruled him out of that event.

Supremacy at Glorious Goodwood laid down a big gauntlet for the rest of the juvenile sprinting division by landing the Group Two Richmond Stakes by four lengths, following in the footsteps of his sire Mehmas.

This came on just his third run in his career, where before he had landed a nice event at Windsor but now Clive Cox is dreaming big with this pacy youngster.

The Group One Middle Park Stakes at the back end of September will be the two year olds first step up to black type company but his trainer believes he has deserved the chance.

(Credit ATR) “His scope wasn’t perfect so that’s the main reason, but with the rain forecast that was another factor as well,” said Cox.

“France was definitely off the list. There was heavy ground forecast. We’re running Nando Parrado there instead.

“The Gimcrack was a bit of an after thought, but I’m afraid he didn’t scope well and for that reason he won’t be running this week.

“It’s just one of those things. “He’s a very special horse and our plan would be very much, all being well, we’ll have him right for the Middle Park.”