Fastnet Rock colt Super Good (NZ) showed the makings of a class performer in Singapore on Sunday night to win a 1200 metre Class 4 event after being forced to do a ton of work in transit.
Super Good (3g Fastnet Rock – Tonic by Blues Traveller) raced wide for the entire trip under jockey Barend Vorster but got the better of his rivals in a driving finish to win by three-quarters of a length. It was his third win from just six starts.
He looks the next ‘Super’ star for Singapore-based trainer Michael Freedman and Joy N Happiness Stable owners Andre Lim and Hong Ying Kwee. Connections also race top-class local Super Easy (NZ) and unbeaten galloper Super Junior (NZ). They are both by Darci Brahma.
Freedman sees a lot of potential in the latest youngster and is taking him along step by step. “It was a good, tough win,” commented Freedman on Sunday. “He had to cover a lot of ground and that’s not easy when you are racing older horses.
“It’s still very early in the season and the Triple Crown races don’t start until March but he’s developing nicely. He is a horse that could race over more ground so we will look at stepping him up to 1400 metres at his next start.”
Freedman knows what it takes to produce a top three-year-old having won this year’s Singapore Triple Crown with Super Easy for the Joy N Happiness Stable. Unbeaten in 11 Singapore starts, Super Easy was purchased by Blue Sky Thoroughbreds from Esker Lodge at the 2010 Karaka Premier Sale for $140,000.
Freedman purchased Super Good from Esker Lodge at the 2011 Karaka Premier Sale for $170,000. He also secured Super Junior (NZ) for $100,000 from Pencarrow Stud.
Super Junior won on debut in July over 1000 metres and followed up with another determined win earlier this month. Freedman is aiming him at the $200,000 170th Jubilee Stakes (1400m) on September 30.