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Is Super Too The Fastest Speedster?

A check of the time records is required after Super Too broke the sound barrier with her amazing speed over the first 600 metres of the Challenge Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Is Super Too The Fastest Speedster?

A check of the time records is required after Super Too broke the sound barrier with her amazing speed over the first 600 metres of the Challenge Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

With all the technology now available to racing authorities and form analysts I’m sure somebody will claim another horse has gone faster – maybe a quarter horse or an unknown thoroughbred - because Super Too was in Black Caviar territory with her brilliant 200m split between the 800m and 600m that set the platform for Redzel’s track record time of 55.73 seconds for the 1000m.

The magnificent Black Caviar Horseform made history in the 2012 Lightning Stakes over 1000m at Flemington when she became the first horse in an Australian race to be officially timed to run faster than 10 seconds for 200 metres.

She was clocked to run 9.98 seconds between the 600m and 400m on her pet Flemington straight course, a time that equated to 72kmh or 45mph in the old terminology.

Incredibly the flying Super Too Horseform went faster on Saturday.

The new and very accurate ATC/Racing NSW intel tracking system timed the Mark Conners-trained speedster to run an amazing 9.96 seconds between the 800m and 600m before she hit the Randwick home turn.

That brilliant 200m split saw her speed over the first 400m of the Challenge Stakes race from a standing start in 22.64 seconds. The race's last 600m sectional was 33.09 seconds (leader to leader).

Obviously Super Too couldn’t sustain her early speed for 1000 metres with Redzel Horseform running her down with a split of 10.45 seconds from the 400m to the 200m.

The sheer speed of the race then took its toll on Redzel as the Everest winner slowed to an almost pedestrian 11.25 seconds over the last 200m, understandable given the effort he had made to chase and run down the low flying Super Too.

But all credit to Super Too as her blistering pace over the first 600m certainly made for an exciting race that brought out the best in Redzel!

Redzel wins the Challenge Stakes
Redzel wins the Challenge Stakes Picture:Steve Hart

Redkirk Warrior’s winning time in the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington was also a clock stopper.

Redkirk Warrior Horseform flew down the straight 1200m course in 1:08.33 from the front, setting a breakneck pace on the outside rail that gave him a winning break on the runners that split to the more favourable inside rail.

He was obviously spent on the line as the runner-up Brave Smash Horseform and third placegetter Merchant Navy Horseform both flew to the line in sub-22 second splits for their last 400 metres.

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R5 RANDWICK 10 March 2018
Hyland Race Colours Chall Stks 3U , 1000m
Race Synopsis: Brilliant sprinter Redzel maintained his outstanding form with a very good win here in course record time (55.73) in his second run this preparation, taking his record to seven wins from his past eight starts. Kerrin McEvoy settled him back in third place, following a hectic early tempo (set by Super Too). He then came with a well-timed bid to take the lead at the 100m before going on to score by almost two lengths. Jungle Edge chased the leader and kept fighting on really well for second in a very good effort. Speedster Super Too was brilliantly away and she then held a clear lead at a fast pace (first 200m 22.64), only tiring on reaching the 100m, just holding on to take third in a photo. Viridine settled back in sixth place and made ground, running on well for (2.9 lengths) fourth, just missing third in a photo. English was back in fifth place and kept fighting on well to hold that position to the post, beaten 3.9 lengths in a sound first up effort.

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Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
1. REDZEL (AUS)
6yo Gelding
P & P SNOWDEN
KERRIN MCEVOY
58.5
$1.40
 
SNITZEL (AUS) - MILLRICH (AUS)
Triple Crown Synd (Mgr: C H Ward), Walfam No 2 (Mgr: B Walsh), Ten Players (Mgr: S J Fletcher), J N Allen, P Piras, V P Chau, T W Cheng, M R Waddington, Mrs A Gibson, Dr A Kuok, J W Medland, T Kocovski, Mrs P Di Marco, L Halloran, M E Hardwick, B D Playford, D Yates & A Savage
Jan 14, 2014 Gold Coast Yearling Sale, $120000, TRIPLE CROWN SYNDICATIONS, NSW
 
2nd  
3. JUNGLE EDGE (AUS)
8yo Gelding
MICK BELL
KEVIN FORRESTER
58.5
$81.00
 
DUBAWI (IRE) - JUNGLE GIRL (NZ)
I D Dunkley, Mrs M D Strickland, G K Wilson, Mrs J I Wilson, Mrs B J Bell, P J Bow, Mrs J A Hayes, J A Hayes, J M Conroy, B A Conroy, P Orlandi, I Daire, M A Bell, M J Holt & Mrs Y I Knowles
3rd  
7. SUPER TOO (AUS)
5yo Mare
MARC CONNERS
BLAKE SHINN
56.5
$15.00
 
HINCHINBROOK (AUS) - TAILS WINS (AUS)
 M C Conners Racing, Canary Bros Racing, Mrs J Harle, Mrs L Thomas, Mrs K Russell, Mrs A Solagna, Miss M Conners, S Palmer, Mrs M Palmer, D Gollan, Only Takes One, A Goonan, L Newton, S Noble, M Burling, P Szalajko, L Parkes, Mrs T Parkes & R Heterick
4th  9. VIRIDINE (AUS)
4yo Gelding
JAMES CUMMINGS
BRENTON AVDULLA
56.0
$7.00
5th  6. ENGLISH (AUS)
6yo Mare
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
COREY BROWN
56.5
$9.00
6th  2. TERRAVISTA (AUS)
9yo Gelding
JOSEPH PRIDE
JASON COLLETT
58.5
$21.00
7th  4. TAKEDOWN (AUS)
6yo Gelding
GARY MOORE
TIM CLARK
58.5
$41.00
8th  8. THE MISSION (AUS)
4yo H
PAUL PERRY
JOSH PARR
56.0
$151.00


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