Exciting juvenile prospect Super One (I Am Invincible) made it two-from-two in the Singapore Golden Horseshoe series when he captured Sunday’s $90,000 IRT Juvenile Stakes (1200m) with the same consummate ease he won an earlier Leg of the six-race challenge on debut.
Granted his cracking 3 ½ length win in the second Leg, the Make Your Own Magic Stakes (1100m) three weeks ago seemed more facile than Sunday’s 2 ¼ length victory but jockey Craig Newitt said he had already eased down the son of I Am Invincible a furlong out.
Just like at his first win, Super One jumped straight on the bunny from barrier No 2, and all Newitt had to basically do was point him in the right direction along the rails from thereon in.
Captain Classique (Shafiq Rizuan) and Cairo (Troy See) did their best to not let the short-priced favourite ($6) slip away too early, but once Newitt released the handbrakes, they were left with only one sight – Super One’s clean set of heels disappearing in the distance.
The winning time was a smart 1min 9.88secs for the 1200m on the Long Course.
“I was waiting for anything to come and challenge him, but he was doing it so easy. I switched him right on at the top of the straight, but once I knew the race was won, I shut it down in the last 200m”, said Newitt.
“He’s a two-year-old with the head of a five-year-old. He’s just so professional and I think he’s going to be even better as a three-year-old, probably a miler.”
“When a two-year-old is built the way he is, they are normally pretty special. They’ve just got this swagger about them.”
After such a galloping lesson, trainer Michael Freedman had his eyes firmly cast towards the final prize on May 15, the Gr. 2 Aushorse Golden Horseshoe (1200m).