By Brad Gray
Tactics will play a crucial role in the Sydney Spring Carnival Now On Sale Sprint (1000m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday with Super Too’s jockey Deanne Panya already declaring her hand.
The likes of Lion Couchant, Star Crossed and Cudabeen are all noted front-runners but Panya would be surprised if any had the early toe to cross resuming filly Super Too, who is three from three over the 1000m journey.
“I still think she has more speed than her opponents. She loves to run and will take me up to the front quite comfortably,” said Panya.
The daughter of Hinchinbrook has had bone chips removed from her near-fore fetlock since the New Year but the flying filly certainly hasn’t lost any of her brilliance if her recent 11.8 length trial romp is any guide.
“She felt really strong,” reported Panya, “Much stronger than last preparation.”
“She is well in herself and her action is definitely not impeded. She’s pretty quick and she does it all very easily. She has a nice fluent, smooth sort of action.
“In her first trial I didn’t ask for anything at all and she was eased to the line. I was expecting something similar in her second trial, not to win it by 12 lengths. I have ridden her a fair few times in her gallops and she just likes to run.”
The rising four-year-old, who is trained out of Warwick Farm by Marc Conners, has only been sparingly raced with eight outings for three wins and two placings. One of those placings was a second at Flemington in Group Three company behind Spright.
Super Too is currently priced $2.80 favourite for the race with TAB Fixed Odds.