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Superium wins the Wellington Boot

The Superhorse syndicate had a weekend to remember as Angel Of Truth's win in the $2 million Australian Derby was followed by Superium's victory in the $150,000 Wellington Boot on Sunday.

The prizemoney in the Boot might pale in comparison to Saturday's Group 1 Derby but the small team representing trainer Joseph Pride at Wellington on Sunday were thrilled with the win.

It was a special win for jockey Chad Lever too, his first ride in the 1100m two-year-old feature proving one to remember.

Lever sat midfield for much of the journey and while Superium didn't come down the famed hill at Wellington all too smoothly, once he got clear in the home straight the result was never in doubt.

"Joe had him primed today and we had the right run and he was too strong," Lever said after winning in front of a huge Wellington crowd.

"I felt really good throughout. I had a nice trip and just before the corner I was a little wary, he put in a couple of ordinary strides in but that was probably just coming down the hill.

"But once he got in the straight and balanced out he powered over the line."

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Photo: Amy McIntrye

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