Super Sunny Sing is another of the Derby competitors whose pedigree rates as Outstanding, but that appraisal is independent of trip. Factor in the 2,000m journey and, according to Ennis, the Classic Cup victor should be one of the Derby outsiders.
“Forgetting about form, I’ve no idea how Super Sunny Sing is the Derby second favourite with fixed-odds bookmakers here in Australia,” Ennis said from G1 Goldmine’s base in Sydney’s southern suburbs.
“Looking at his pedigree, you’d say he’s got zero chance. If he was lining up in a race over 1,200m or 1,400m, you’d be rubbing your hands together, but we’re talking about a Derby over 2,000m.”