Mark Kavanagh-trained gelding Super Cool heads into Saturday’s Group 1 $1 million 2013 Australian Cup (2000m) as one of two three-year-olds in the race.
But that doesn’t mean he is without a chance. Especially according to the punters.
The son of Fastnet Rock is the market mover in the field, having been backed in from $5.50 to $4.80 at bookmaker.com.au.
He brings tremendous form into the race, arriving at Flemington on Saturday on the back of a one-length win in the Group 2 Autumn Classic.
So is Super Cool ready to step up and claim a weight-for-age Group 1? Or has it all come too soon for the talented three-year-old?
Keep reading for the key Super Cool Australian Cup facts and the reasons as to why and why not he can not be successful against the older horses.
Super Cool – Horse Facts
- Barrier: 3
- Jockey: Michael Rodd
- Trainer: Mark Kavanagh
- Owners: Rokk Ebony Synd (MGR: TJ Torcasio), Calabria Synd, Wind Flyer Racing, Rokk Ebony No 2 Sydn, Mr AE Fargas, Mr BCD Holt
- Age: 3YO
- Gender: Gelding
- Breeding: by Fasntet Rock (Aus) out of Queen Mother (USA)
- Career: 8-3-3-0
- Win: 38%
- Place: 38%
- Last 6: 421231
- Prize Money: $600,300
- Track: 2-0-1-0
- Distance: 1-1-0-0
- Current 2013 Australian Cup Odds: $4.80
Why Super Cool Can Win the 2013 Australian Cup
- In form and running third-up, rock-hard fit
- Has won at the distance
- Finished second at Flemington in the Victoria Derby last year
- Drawn well in barrier three
- Has a weight advantage over the older horses under WFA conditions, carrying just 54.5kg
Why Super Cool Can’t Win the 2013 Australian Cup
- Takes on a number of seasoned older horses
- Yet to win at Group 1 level
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