Coolmore Stud Stakes On The Agenda For Super One

A trip to Australia for the 2015 Coolmore Stud Stakes is on the agenda for Super One after he maintained his unbeaten record with a comfortable win in the Group 3 Juvenile Championships (1200m) at Kranji on Saturday.

Corey Brown (left) has a big opinion of Super One and believes that he can be more than competitive in the 2015 Coolmore Stud Stakes. Photo by: Daniel Costello

Corey Brown (left) has a big opinion of Super One and believes that he can be more than competitive in the 2015 Coolmore Stud Stakes. Photo by: Daniel Costello

Super One went into the race as a dominant favourite and jockey Corey Brown had no problems taking up the running on Super One in the early stages of the race before the son of I Am Invincible kicked away from his rivals at the top of the straight to record his fourth race win from as many starts in dominant fashion.

Trainer Michael Freedman was thrilled with the performance of Super One in the Juvenile Championships and he confirmed that he was now seriously considering taking the rising three-year-old to Melbourne for a tilt at the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day.

“I’ll have to see how he pulls up first and then look at the programme and the quarantine procedures,” Freedman said after the race.

“If we go down, he has to leave by the 26th of September.

“The first thing I asked Corey after he jumped off was what he reckoned about his chances in Australia and he told me he would be the right horse to take there.

“If we go, my gut feel is he will not run here before he flies out and he may get a barrier trial or a lead-up run there.

“It would be exciting for the owner and myself to have a horse to represent Singapore at the Spring Carnival.”

Corey Brown has ridden over 40 Group 1 winners during his racing career and has partnered the likes of More Joyous, Shocking, Eremein, All American, Apache Cat and Exceed And Excel during his racing career, but revealed after the Juvenile Championships that the two-year-old belongs in the group of the best horses that he has ever ridden and he is confident that the Australian-bred galloper easily has the talent to be competitive during the 2015 Spring Racing Carnival.

“I’ve ridden a lot of champion horses and Exceed And Excel was right up there with the best,” Brown said.

I’ve ridden this fellow only in a barrier trial and a couple of gallops before today, but he sure gives me the same feeling.

“I barely gave him a squeeze and he won by panels.

“I’m not saying he would be better if he had a target in front of him, but I would like to see him take a sit one day.

“I’m not going to say he has a few more lengths up his sleeve, but I would like to see how he goes if I had to pressure at him when something came up to him.

“He’s a very good horse and I told Michael he would be mad not to take him to the Spring Carnival.”

Super One was purchased for $190,000 at the 2015 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale and he has now won his four race starts by a combined total of 18 lengths.

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