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Trainer Andrew Bobak expecting a bold run from Supreme Machine

By Jordan Gerrans

Andrew Bobak believes he is yet to see the best of lightly-raced dog Supreme Machine and is optimistic it might just come in the heats of the Group 3 Brisbane Young Guns.

From a litter Bobak bred himself, the black dog has drawn perfectly in the inside alley in the second of four heats for the series to be run over 520 metres.

He is a last-start winner – over the same distance at Ipswich earlier this month – and while it is a rise in company for the heats on Thursday night, the Prenzlau-based trainer is hopeful his dog has what it takes.

“I have had this series targeted for a while, that is why I got him back from Townsville,” Bobak said.

“He only just gets into the series by a couple of weeks, he is one of the oldest dogs.

“He has that much ability this dog, he is one of the fastest dogs I have ever had. No one has seen the best of this dog yet.”

It is an exciting card of racing at Albion Park on Thursday night with it being a week out from the 2022 TAB Queensland Winter Greyhound Racing Carnival kick-off.

From a Barts Outofmyway and Krypto Kid litter, Supreme Machine experienced his first six career starts in South East Queensland before transferring to the kennel of Glen Olsen in Townsville.

Bobak felt comfortable sending the black dog to Olsen as he had excelled with one his litter sisters – Winter Ghost – who has won over 20 races.

He was a four-time winner in his time in North Queensland but Bobak believes Supreme Machine is happy to be home at his kennel as he did not enjoy the northern heat.

“I just sent him up there because of the floods down here, I wanted to stretch him out to the 500 metres properly,” he said.

“I wanted to give him some more confidence and not knock him around at Ipswich.

Supreme Machine Next Racing
Making Sense
Winter Ghost Next Racing

“He did not go as good as I thought he would up there but he is a true 500-metre dog, I did not want to put him over the short distances.

“I just nursed him along.”

Bobak owned Supreme Machine’s mother - Krypto Kid – during her racing days and kept her after her career for breeding pursuits.

He has only recently taken out his own trainers licence after being involved in ownership and breeding for around 30 years, preparing a small team of chasers.

The John Dart-trained Gypsy Del has drawn outside of Supreme Machine in two and is expected to run the favourite in the second heat of the series.

While Supreme Machine is facing the 520-metre journey at Albion Park for the first time, his trainer believes he will be competitive on Thursday.

“It is a matter of him jumping really, he surprised me the other night with how well he began,” he said.

“That was only his second 500-metre run really, with the two turns, I only ever trialled him once before over that trip at Albion Park and he went 30 seconds dead.

“If he goes as well as he did the other night at Ipswich, it will not surprise me if he went 29.80 seconds or so.”

Supreme Machine’s littler brother Making Sense ran second on Tuesday for Bobak at Albion Park.

The heats of the Group 3 Carnival Chase will also be run at Albion Park on Thursday evening over 600 metres. 

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