AUSTRALIAN Cup winner Super Cool has returned a bigger, stronger, more mature horse. That’s the view of Michael Rodd who believes the rising four-year-old’s career can continue on an upward spiral during the spring.


Rodd said Super Cool, a winner of the Group 2 Autumn Clssic and Australian Cup during the autumn, is “still a bit wooly”, but the horse had grown all over.


“He’s grown into a nice four-year-old, he’s exciting because he keeps stepping up,” Rodd said.


Rodd said Super Cool had the scope to become a weight-for-age horse as he headed towards the Cox Plate.


He said he didn’t know the program Mark Kavanagh had mapped out for Super Cool, runner up in the Victoria Derby


Rodd said he hasn’t sat on champion mare Atlantic Jewel as she pushes ahead with her comeback.


“Brooke is her work rider, she rides her 24/7. She is her baby, they get on really well, ” Rodd said.


“She can be a bit quirky, so ‘Kav’ leaves me off. It probably won’t be until another week or so until I get on her.”


Kavanagh, who returns next week from an overseas trip, hasn’t announced what race Atlantic Jewel will resume her unbeaten career.


But, indications are that Atlantic Jewel will resume mid August. (