Moments after Super One (I Am Invincible/Invincible Spirit) left the rest of the field - in the S$325,000, Sg-Gr. 2 AusHorse Golden Horseshoe (1200m) - in a different planet at Kranji on Friday night, trainer Michael Freedman declared that a trip to Melbourne in the spring was the next plan.
To frank that declaration jockey Craig Newitt said that Super One was the best two-year-old he had ridden with the former best Samaready a winner of the Gr. 1 Blue Diamond Stakes over 1200m at Caulfield.
From the moment the gates opened Super One powered to the lead from barrier 11 under Newitt and the rest were already in trouble. Celeritas, Cairo and Big Man ran just in behind Super One to the top of the straight but then Newitt let Super One stride forward.
Impressively as they flashed past the 400m the margin was 4 lengths and Newitt had not even opened Super One up.
That margin went to 6 lengths at the 200m and then after a look to his left at the infield broadcast screen Newitt sat up on the I Am Invincible colt and they went to the line with 5 lengths on the field. The time was 1.09.90 on the Good rated track.
“It is early doors of course, but he has enormous ability and great speed. We will see how he comes through tonight but we might even take him to Melbourne in November for something down there,” said Freedman.
“He is a two-year-old who is just ready, he does everything you ask him to and probably the last two-year-old I rode who was as good won a Blue Diamond,” said Newitt.
“Every time I get on him he gets better and better. He is far superior to any two-year-old here. I have shaken him up a couple of times but I do not think I have ever seen what is under the bonnet.
“He is as good as any two-year-old I have ridden back home and the best two-year-old I have ridden was Samaready.
“But this bloke can run the time, he puts himself out of trouble, so it would great if he did take him to Melbourne to put him up against the better ones. I am sure he will give them something to race,” he said.
It was a strong, flashy win by Super One who is out of Tails Wins (Tale Of The Cat) and is owned by Super Team Stable. He was winning for the third time from his three starts with more in-store for this well-built colt, more than likely down the straight sprint course at Flemington.