Bright future anticipated for Super Hoof11 Jun 2019

Matamata trainer Glenn Old believes he has another talented stayer in Super Hoof, after the son of Cape Blanco raced away to an emphatic win in the $10,000 Te Rapa Tavern (Maiden) over 1600 metres on Saturday.

Apprentice rider Jasmine Fawcett sent the flashy chestnut forward, taking the lead after a furlong and the further the race went, the further the distance they put on their rivals, eight lengths clear of second placegetter Caribbean Rose (M.Cameron) with Because (S.McKay) a short head back in third.

“Glen has done a lot of work with him,” Fawcett said.

“He just didn’t handle the track at his last start.”

“The previous winners were in the front and that’s what Glenn told me to put him.”

“He’s going to be a lovely stayer in the future so we’re all happy how it went today,” Fawcett added.

Super Hoof’s winning time was 1:39.14 (last 600m in 38.88) on a Slow9 track.

“He’ll go back to Te Rapa on July 8 for a Rating 65 2100m and if he wins a couple more I’ll set him for the New Zealand Cup.’’

Super Hoof began his career with Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh.

“He went sore and I ended up getting him,’’ Old said.

“We were pretty confident that if he handled the ground he would go close but he wouldn’t want it any heavier at other tracks,” winning trainer Glenn Old said.

“I think he would be a nice Spring stayer.”

“We have to be careful where we go from here, he’s quite a big and give him one run a month and wait until Spring.”

“You won’t see the best of him until he gets a mile and half.”

Super Hoof is raced by H Wong who purchased him for $110,000 at the 2016 Karaka Yearling Select Sale from Cambridge Stud’s draft and re-offered him at the Ready To Run Sale, at which he failed to meet his reserve.