Angland believes Dr Super has stamina to go further
It's pretty much all duck or no dinner with Dr Super, but the big three-year-old got it right to grab his fourth win for the term yesterday and kept things ticking over for champion trainer-in-waiting John Size.
Size's win rate has slowed lately as he approaches the end of a successful year that will see him crowned champion trainer for the seventh time in 11 seasons, but win 67 came up as Tye Angland found the lead and Dr Super kept on running at the end of the 1,200m.
Leading has been the key to the three-year-old, who either gets his spot in front and wins or struggles to find the front and then is nowhere to be found at the end.
'He's one dimensional, you can't really do much on him except look for the front but he's got good speed and holds his momentum and runs along at good sectionals. He's hard to get past once he gets there,' said Angland, who rode a double and now has a record of two from two on Dr Super. 'Today's win was probably better than his last couple of wins where he's been able to get the lead fairly easily. He wasn't the best out of the gates this afternoon and then he had to do a fair bit of work early to get around them and cross to the front. It was a good job to keep finding at the finish after all that.'
The win will push Dr Super into the faster, tougher environment of Class Two where finding the lead might become more difficult, but Angland feels the key to how much further Dr Super can go could be his stamina.
'He won at 1,400m when I won on him early in Class Four and if he can run out that extra distance strongly, then he has more to come,' he said. 'I can just see him being able to dominate out in front over further.'