Will Super Cool Beat Older 2013 Australian Cup Rivals?

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.

Super Cool is the best-backed runner in the Australian Cup field. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

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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