Super Titus to back-up in G1 Underwood

SuperTitustoback-upinG1Underwood

September25,20195:49pm。

byAAP

TrainerDavidHayesislookingtosendSuperTitustotheHerbertPowerStakesviatheUnderwood。

AfterracingtookeenlyintheNaturalismStakes,SuperTituswillreturntoCaulfieldtoraceonaneight-dayback-upintheGroupOneUnderwoodStakes。

SuperTituswasanimpressivewinneroftheListedHeatherlieHandicapover1700matCaulfieldtwostartsagoandthenwenttolastSaturdaysNaturalism(2000m)asthe$3。

60favouritebutfinishedeighthafterover-racinginbehindtheleadersthroughout。

TheNaturalismwasachanceforSuperTitustosecureaCaulfieldCupballotexemptionifhewonbutchampiontrainerDavidHayesisnowlookingtosendthegeldingtotheHerbertPowerStakes(2400m)onOctober12viaSundaysUnderwoodover1800m。

Heover-racedlaststartandIthoughtbackinghimupover1800metreswithafastertempowouldbegood,Hayessaid。

ItgiveshimtwoweeksuntiltheHerbertPowerandIwanthimtoracealittlebitkinder。

HeneedsanotherrunsoIthoughtIwouldgivehimaquickback-upanditwouldntsurprisemeifhejumpedoutoftheground。

Hesaverygoodhorse。

Theweight-for-ageUnderwoodhasattractedafieldof13headlinedbylastyearswinnerHomesman,whowasthe$2。

80favouriteonWednesdaydespitedrawingthewidestbarrier。

Homesmanmadeanimpressivestarttohisspringpreparation,winningtheGroupTwoFeehanStakes(1600m)atTheValleyonSeptember7。

SuperTitus,toberiddenbyJyeMcNeil,isat$26whiledualAustralianCupwinningstablemateHarlemistheoutsiderat$101,havingfinishedlastinhistwostartsthiscampaign。

ButHayes,whotrainsinpartnershipwithhissonBenandnephewTomDabernig,expectsabettershowingfromHarlemonSundayathisthirdrunback。

HarlemisIthinkabouttostepup,Hayessaid。

Hepullsoutoneortwobigrunseverypreparation。

Ifitsnotthisoneitwillbethenextone。

Histrackworkhasbeenexcellent。