Noblet hoping Tiara a Super fit
BONNY mare Super Cash will stay in Queensland chasing an elusive Group 1 success in the $500,000 Tatts Tiara (1400m) at Doomben on June 23.
Caulfield trainer Andrew Noblet said the daughter of boom sire Written Tycoon pulled up well from a "super" run in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) last Saturday behind Santa Ana Lane.
The five-year-old mare tracked wide and kept finding right to the line for a game second, edging out Champagne Cuddles, Crack Me Up and Perast in a blanket finish for the minor placings at Doomben.
"I think she will be better for the run around there too," Noblet said.
"She pulled up in herself great after the race. I'm pretty happy to go there (Gold Coast)."
Noblet had initially targeted the Tatts Tiara but opted to run in the Stradbroke after Super Cash's gallant two-length fourth to Santa Ana Lane in Adelaide's Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m).
Leading Adelaide jockey Jamie Kah will retain the ride on Super Cash.
"Jamie said she felt great on the weekend and straight after the race she seemed pretty good," Noblet said.
"She'll ride her, she was pretty keen to ride her after the race."
Noblet is upbeat Super Cash can still improve this campaign, having taken benefit from the sting out of the ground.
Five of the speedy mare's six wins previously were first-up efforts.
The only other win of her 23-start career came when second up.
Super Cash will go into the Tatts Tiara with four runs this preparation.
"She does (go well fresh) but it's more because she feels tracks," Noblet said.
"This time she's had good give on the tracks she's running and she's getting through them a lot better.
"If they get more rain up there … we're not bothered by it.
"If the track ends up a bit better then we're not worried about that too, it's good to know she handled it right on Saturday."
Noblet said connections were keen to continue racing Super Cash, putting on hold a career in the breeding barn for the winner of $1.13m in prizemoney.
"They love the mare, obviously she's been really good to them, they love it (racing) and they're not in a hurry to go to the breeding barn that's for sure, which is good for me," Noblet said.
"She's got through her races better (this prep) than she ever has, so if she can keep going like that we'll just head towards another campaign with her.
"If she doesn't then they can stop and do the obvious."