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Flemington: Marc Conners confident Super Too has the speed to test Lightning rivals

There is one thing about Super Too: she is fast. But is she Lightning fast?

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Trainer Marc Conners points to the fact the daughter of Hinchinbrook has had all five of her wins at 1000 metres for his decision to take on the best sprinters in the land in Saturday's Black Caviar Lightning Stakes at Flemington.

"These are the races you have to look to target with her because she has the speed to be competitive," Conners said. "You don't get that many chances at 1000m to run for a group 1 and we thought we would take this chance. 

"You look at her record at 1000m and the fact is she has run a track record at Randwick over the trip, so why not give her a shot.

"She is at a point of her career where you can aim high because she has shown she is good enough to run the times. But it is a big step up in class taking on the likes of Redzel."


That's the reason Super Too is a $21 outsider in race dominated by The Everest winner Redzel, the $1.80 Sportsbet favourite, and last year's Lightning winner Terravista and Hey Doc, which share the second line of betting at $8.50.

Super Too looks the leader but she has never had the calibre of horse chasing her that she will on Saturday.  

Conners concedes Super Too faces a mighty task but is confident she will get a black type win -  so far she is placed at group 2 and group 3 level - this preparation.

He has mapped out a plan that will look to keep her to the 1000m and include the Challenge Stakes in three weeks. He has been delighted with two barrier trial wins, where she beat She Will Reign in the first and then ran a 33-second last 600m in the second.

That opinion was only confirmed by the way she worked on her home track of Warwick Farm on Monday before heading south.

"She is in good shape but she is playing with the big boys," Conners said. "She has shown what she can do and she will get out there and run and make them race.

"She has had two starts down the straight. She was on the wrong side of the track for one and in the other she was run down by Spright, which just got the perfect run.

"I'm not worried about her handling the straight, and I don't think she will disgrace herself."

Meanwhile, Racing NSW stewards will finalise the technology for Winx's race-day Randwick jump-out on Thursday.

It appears likely Hugh Bowman will be able to talk to the Randwick crowd through the jump-out against four stablemates on Saturday.

Trainer Chris Waller said Winx was ready to race on Saturday and will be asked to do a little more than she would in a barrier trial.

"She is ahead of schedule and I think we will be able to include everyone in what she is doing on Saturday," Waller said. "It will be another insight of what happens with her on and off the track."

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