Speedy mare Super Too will fly out of the outside gate and use her catch me if you can tactics in the 2018 Listed $120,000 SAJ Fruit Supply Carlyon Stakes (1000m) at The Valley on Saturday.
Trainer Marc Conners believes Super Too is well weighted on the 54kg minimum and with Damien Oliver holding the reins will be the one to run down around The Valley.
“She gets in quite well with 54 kilos and we’ve got Damien Oliver to ride her so hopefully she’s ticked a few boxes,” Conners told AAP.
“It’s 1000-metres and it’s a Listed race.
“She’s going to fire off from the outside gate and get across, that’s what she does.”
“She runs along and we’ll see if they can catch her.”
Super Too will be stepping out for the first time since finishing third to Sunday Escape in the $100,000 Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge Heat 16 (955m) at The Valley on March 23 and has had two recent 800m Warwick Farm barrier trials in preparation for her return to the race track.
The Sydney trained Hinchinbrook mare ran second to the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained The Everest contender Invincible Star and then beat her rivals by ten lengths on August 10 and Conners is expecting a very forward showing in the Carlyon Stakes.
“I’ve been really happy with her trials,” Conners said.
“She had a pretty solid hit-out in the first one and in the second she was able to just lob around at her own speed and she had a fair bit up her sleeve.”
“The field has come up probably how we expected and I think it’s a race that she’s definitely up for.”
“We thought we’d get in before the big boys get going.”
Super Too has been well supported in pre-race betting for the Carlyon Stakes and has firmed in from $8.50 to $5 with Ladbrokes.com.au in the last couple of days.
The Tony McEvoy trained Group 1 winner Hey Doc heads the market order at $3.90 just ahead of Lindsay Park’s Faatinah at $4.80 with Darren Weir’s Quilista the only other runner under the $10 mark at $6.