COSTLY English import Super (9-2) went a long way to justifying his price-tag with a commanding win in the $380,000 Macau Gold Cup at Taipa yesterday. The four-year-old son of Stalwart was a useful handicapper in Britain and champion trainer Charles Leck has masterminded his progress at Taipa in exemplary fashion. The Gold Cup is the second most important race on the Taipa calendar and Super was completing a hat-trick of victories in winning the 2,000-metre Open event. Super had won well at his two previous outings, but many punters were still left guessing as to just how good he was - although Leck and jockey Colin Dean were in no real doubt. After clearing away to win with authority by a length from gallant Vector (9-2), Dean said: ''I was very confident that he would run a top race. ''This was not going to be a pushover because you had horses like Vector and The Wheel involved, but Super was in great shape thanks to Charles and I knew early on in the race that we were going to be right there.'' Trainer Joe Murphy put speedy John Win into the race to ensure a pace for his well-performed The Wheel (4-1 favourite) and jet-etting John Egan, despite the wide draw, had the public elect well placed. But Dean gave a faultless riding display on the winner, tracking the leaders, biding his time and covering as little extra ground in the bunched field as possible. And Super responded brilliantly 300 metres out, surging through to take it up and hold off the mighty challenge of Vector. Visiting Singapore rider Martin Sng made the most of his short Taipa stay with an excellent treble, winding it up with 3-1 favourite Profit Fighter in the last. He had earlier been successful on 36-1 outsider Bright Future for Joe Barnes in the third and Parsnips (7-1) in Race Six.