Four-year-old Super Cash has produced a career-best effort to win the Group 2 Rubiton Stakes (1100m) first-up at Caulfield Racecourse this afternoon.
Punters all but abandoned the Star Witness mare in betting markets for the sprint feature and she started the race at a generous $19 quote, but she flew the barriers and took an ideal position on the heels of early leader Wild Rain.
Experiencing a carefree run in transit, jockey Katelyn Mallyon produced the four-year-old with 300m and was greeted with a big turn of foot as Super Cash stormed home to find the line a length-and-a-half clear of a gutsy I Am A Star; champion sprinter Chautauqua trucking to the line for third.
Mallyon piloted Heatherly to success in last year’s edition of the Rubiton Stakes and was thrilled to deliver trainer Andrew Noblett the Group 2 crown this time around.
“How lucky to be aboard this mare, she’s flying,” Mallyon said after the race.
“I just wanted to say a big thank you to Andrew Noblett and all the connections for giving me an opportunity on her and gee she won well.
“She began well and is actually known for missing the start, so I was really happy when she began as well as she did and I was able to just have a beautiful bunny with Wild Rain in front.
“Gee she put them away quickly when I let her go and she felt super.”
Noblett was thrilled with Super Cash’s win in the Rubiton Stakes and revealed that the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) will now figure as her major campaign target.
“It’s a great thrill,” Noblett said.
“She just had no luck in the spring and to come back in autumn and do that first-up, in what looked a really hot race.
“I thought we might be a little out of our depth, but the horse has been going really well at home and it was just a case of whether or not she measured up.
“She got out of the gates which was good because last time in she missed the start a couple of times, so to begin well we didn’t have to worry about being back to far and she made her own luck.
“We’ll probably definitely get a run in the Newmarket now so that’s where we’re going to head.”
Super Cash has posted four wins and five minors through her fourteen career starts to date.