Fresh is best for Noblet’s Super Cash
FIRST-UP specialist Super Cash has continued her affinity with Caulfield, claiming a last-stride win in yesterday’s Rubiton Stakes.
Ridden by Craig Williams, Super Cash was backed from $5.50 into $4.60 before following up her win in the Group 2 sprint last year with a short half-head victory over Flamberge ($14). The $3.90 favourite Merchant Navy was a neck away third.
Super Cash is now a sixtime winner first-up from seven preparations and trainer Andrew Noblet has Group 1 aspirations for the mare.
Noblet said Super Cash would again be freshened and set for the Sangster Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville in May.
“Bearing in mind her fresh form, we gave her another run last time in but I think we’ll give her a quiet time now and get her ready for the Group 1 in Adelaide,” he said.
Noblet noted a remark by Williams when the jockey saw the five-year-old on the track during the week.
“It’s been around 12 months since Craig last rode her and he commented at trackwork the other day how much she had filled out, but when you look at them every day, you don’t notice it as much,” Noblet said.
While Noblet was prepared to forego the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington next month, Aaron Purcell said Group 1-winning colt Merchant Navy was right on track after his third placing.
“This will blow the cobwebs out and the four weeks to the Newmarket should be ideal,” Purcell said.
FIRST UP: Super Cash wins.