Hat-trick in grasp of Su­per sprinter

The Sportsman Weekend - - News - MATT JONES

PUN­TERS back­ing Su­per Too on Saturday in the Group 2 Har­rolds Caulfield Sprint (1000m) can rest easy know­ing their mare will make all her own luck in the run­ning and give a great sight.

Tac­tics on the four-year-old Hinch­in­brook mare aren’t hard to guess.

From an in­side draw she’ll fly out of the gates and lead a small field to home turn.

Trainer Marc Con­ners said she’s a horse that will again be hard to run down as she shoots for her third-straight win.

“When you get good, fast tracks it’s very hard to make up ground from the back on those horses that are rolling along front,” he said.

“Those back­mark­ers will have to run sen­sa­tional times to run us down and I think she’ll be in the race for a long way.

“There are no great se­crets with her. She runs fast and she’s got no weight.”

Su­per Too may have won her past cou­ple of runs im­pres­sively, but she’s mak­ing a big jump in grade to­mor­row.

Con­ners had no hes­i­ta­tions en­ter­ing her into the race how­ever and she’s won five from six at the dis­tance.

The likes of Miss Rock, Snitty Kitty and Prop­erty are all go­ing to pro­vide a hefty chal­lenge while Godolphin bullish about emerg­ing sprinter Bada­joz.

“I think there’s three or four chances and Prop­erty is the main one I think,” Con­ners said.

Con­ners said his mare de­served another crack at Group racing af­ter pre­vi­ously run­ning in the Reis­ling Stakes and be­ing un­lucky not to win the Red Roses dur­ing last year’s Flem­ing­ton car­ni­val.

“It’s a big step up in class and we’re not tak­ing it lightly. There’s some pretty sea­soned horses in it but she gets in the race nice on the limit and she’s drawn a good gate,” he said.

“I picked out this race as soon as she won at Mooney Val­ley. We’re go­ing up from a Bench­mark 84 to a Group 2 race so it’s a good jump, but if she does ev­ery­thing right we’re go­ing to ex­tremely hard to beat.”

Wiona Costin gets her chance to win again on Su­per Too.

Con­ners said it was an easy de­ci­sion to give the young hoop the ride on his sprint star.

“I could have put other riders on, no doubt, but she knows the horse well and has won a cou­ple of races on her,” he said.

“Be­fore she got in­jured she was rid­ing in big races so the oc­ca­sion won’t get to her at all.”

Trainer Marc Con­ners is con­fi­dent Su­per Too can post her third straight win in to­mor­row’s Caulfield Sprint.

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