More Of The Same For I Am Invincible

Another week means only one thing in Australian racing these days – more black type success for progeny by the powerhouse sire I Am Invincible.

Saturday’s results increased I Am Invincible’s tally of stakes winners to 43 and included a Group double at Caulfield and a brilliant return to racing by one of his best fillies in a $1 million race at Warwick Farm.

The Chris Waller-trained filly Fiesta made a great start to her autumn campaign when she ran down Golden Slipper winner Estijaab to win the $1 million Inglis Sprint at Warwick Farm.

At Caulfield the Mick Price-trained three-year-old filly Crack The Code landed the G3 Kevin Hayes Stakes to provide I Am Invincible with his 43rd stakes winner before the exciting colt I Am Immortal kept his unbeaten record intact with a defiant win in the G3 Blue Diamond Prelude for colts and geldings.

The results increased I Am Invincible’s premiership tally for the current season to 22 Group and Listed winners of 29 races, more than double the number of stakes-winners of any other sire this season.

He is also the leading sire by winners (130) and wins (186) with his progeny earning $11.4 million, second only to Snitzel ($17.29 milion).

Fiesta
Fiesta Picture: Racing and Sports

FIESTA (I Am Invincible x Now Now by Danehill Dancer) took her earnings to more than $1.1 million when she resumed from her summer spell with a classy win in the Inglis Sprint for three-year-olds.

Fiesta won the G2 Silver Shadow Stakes at the start of her spring campaign and went on to claim Sydney’s Princess Series for fillies with a strong of excellent Group performances.

Her record now stands at three wins and seven placings in 12 starts.

Denise Martin’s Star Thoroughbreds purchased the filly at the 2017 Classic Sale for $150,000 from the Fairhill Farm draft.

She is the second winner from Now Now, a five-time winner by Danehill Dancer from the family of stakes-winners Charm Scene Land, Stick Around and Kingsgate.

The timing of the win was also significant for Fairhill Farm’s Mike and Debbie O’Donnell as they will be selling Now Now at the 2019 Chairman’s Sale in April.

I Am Immortal
I Am Immortal Picture: Racing and Sports

I AM IMMORTAL (I Am Invincible x Meliora by Ad Valorem) was part of a Group double in the 2YO races at Caulfield for the Anthony Freedman stable, preceding the win by Lyre (Lonhro) in the Blue Diamond Prelude for fillies.

I Am Immortal showed brilliant speed to win his only previous outing in the Listed Blue Diamond Preview (1000m) last month and produced a repeat performance over the extra 100m in the Prelude.

A $200,000 Easter Sale purchase by Anthony Freedman Racing and Dream Thoroughbreds, he has won over $217,000 in prizemoney runs for a big syndicate that includes his breeders Yarraman Park Stud.

I Am Immortal s the first winner out of the G2 winner Meliora, a half-sister to I Am Invincible’s stakes-winning sprinter Whypeeo.

Yarraman Park sold the current yearling from Meliora, a filly by Hinchinbrook, for $600,000 at last month’s Magic Millions Gold Coast sale to Boomer Bloodstock.

Crack The Code
Crack The Code Picture: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

CRACK THE CODE (I Am Invincible x Most Secret by Bletchley Park) provided I Am Invincible with his 43rd stakes winner to extend her record to four wins in five starts.

The filly was purchased by Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock and CB Bloodstock for $170,000 at the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the Yarraman Park draft.

Racing in the colours of Darren Dance’s Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock, Crack The Code has returned $283,000 in prizemoney.

Crack the Code’s pedigree boasts a strong West Australian influence, being from the successful WA-bred mare Most Secret by the noted speed sire Bletchley Park.

Most Secret, a three-time stakes winner and sister to Perth stakes winner Ebony Magic, produced 13 foals for 10 winners from 11 to race. She died in 2017 with Crack The Code her final foal.

Her previous foals included the G1 Railway Stakes winner Covertly, G3 winner So Secret and stakes-winner Secret Link.

Lyre
Lyre Picture: Racing and Sports

LYRE (Lonhro x Erato by Street Cry) also kept her unbeaten record intact when she took out the fillies’ division of the Blue Diamond Prelude, becoming the 81st stakes winner for her sire Lonhro..

Coming off a maiden win at Sale, Lyre is one of the few Godolphin owned runners in Australia not trained by James Cummings an continues Sheikh Mohammed’s long association with the Freedman stable.

“They’ve been incredibly loyal over the years,” Freedman said. “They gave us another six yearlings and this is the first of them.

“They’ve been great supporters and put so much into this industry.”

Lyre is the first winner out of Erato, a sister to the G2-placed Memorial and half-sister to the dual G1 winner Impending (Lonhro) and G3 winner Forget (Exceed And Excel).

Erato is a daughter of Mnemosyne (Encosta De Lago), also a dual G1 winner and the joint highest-rated filly in the 2005/2006 Australasian 3YO Classification.
Racing and Sports



Warwick Farm

Saturday, 09th February 2019

5
15:15
(local)

Inglis Sprint - 3yo

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
AUD $1,004,000
1100m TURF SOFT
5
15:15
(local)
AUD $1,004,000
1100m SOFT

Inglis Sprint - 3yo

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 8. FIESTA (AUS) 3yo F
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - NOW NOW (AUS)
GLYN SCHOFIELD
CHRIS WALLER
$4.25
54.0kg
Star Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd (Ms D Martin), Paramount Racing (Ms K Wood), A Grant-Taylor, Mrs N Grant-Taylor, Hon. W Haylen, R Bell, C Olliver, Henderson Racing & Breeding (D Henderson), Mrs R Henderson, J McCrimmon, B Calabro, Boeara Holdings (Ms D Dunphy), R Aurisch & Mrs H Aurisch

Sales Information

2nd 7. ESTIJAAB (AUS) 3yo F
SNITZEL (AUS) - RESPONSE (AUS)
BRENTON AVDULLA
MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES
$4.25
54.0kg
Emirates Park (Mgr: N A H Lootah)

Sales Information

3rd 14. MIZZY (AUS) 3yo F
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - MISSY CUMMINGS (AUS)
TOMMY BERRY
ANTHONY CUMMINGS
$7.50
54.0kg
A Cummings Thoroughbreds (A & B Cummings), Jw Rpm & Pjm Kelly (Mgr: J W Kelly), B Elleman, A R McAnulty & Dorrington Farm (Mgr: R J Crabtree)

Sales Information

4th 5. COTERIE (AUS) 3yo G
YOUR SONG (AUS) - FORNINI (AUS)
HUGH BOWMAN
GERALD RYAN
$13.00
56.0kg

Sales Information

5th 1. ROYAL CELEBRATION (AUS) 3yo C
EXCELEBRATION (IRE) - CRIMSON CODE (AUS)
ANDREW ADKINS
R J QUINTON
$7.00
56.0kg

Sales Information

6th 15. MISS SCORCHER (AUS) 3yo F
FIGHTING SUN (AUS) - SPECIAL MENTION (AUS)
SAM WEATHERLEY
GRAEME MURRAY
$31.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

7th 11. BOLD ARIAL (AUS) 3yo F
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - HELVETICA (AUS)
JAY FORD
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$31.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

8th 3. STAR OF JUPITER (AUS) 3yo G
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - ROULETTES (AUS)
BRETT PREBBLE
PETER & PAUL SNOWDEN
$21.00
56.0kg

Sales Information

9th 16. LASHES (AUS) 3yo F
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - FEINT (AUS)
JASON COLLETT
MATTHEW SMITH
$21.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

10th 2. PRAIRIE FIRE (AUS) 3yo C
SNITZEL (AUS) - CONSISTENCY (AUS)
TOM MARQUAND
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
$41.00
56.0kg

Sales Information

11th 4. DANAWI (AUS) 3yo C
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - SECRET ADMIRER (AUS)
COREY BROWN
T R MARTIN
$17.00
56.0kg

Sales Information

12th 13. WONDERBABE (AUS) 3yo F
SNITZEL (AUS) - ALICE'S SMART (USA)
CHRISTIAN REITH
BRAD WIDDUP
$21.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

13th 12. EVALINA (AUS) 3yo F
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - TAHNEE TOPAZ (AUS)
SAM CLIPPERTON
KRIS LEES
$26.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

14th 6. LOGAN RIVER (AUS) 3yo G
SNITZEL (AUS) - REGROWTH (AUS)
SIMON MILLER
MITCHELL BEER
$81.00
56.0kg

Sales Information

15th 10. MISS INVINCIBLE (AUS) 3yo F
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - ABOUND (AUS)
MS RACHEL KING
BJORN BAKER
$101.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

16th 17. HIGH RATIO (AUS) 3yo G
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - SHE'S GOT GEARS (AUS)
BLAKE SHINN
MICK PRICE
$61.00
56.0kg

Sales Information

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Managing Director Tronta Media P/L; Contributing Editor Racing & Sports Chris is an award winning racing media professional working in the print, radio and online mediums since 1971 and managing director of his own racing industry media company since 1988. He has covered all of Australia’s major racing carnivals, numerous international events and is widely recognised as a leading form assessor and race analyst. Chris brings his passion for racing to racingandsports.com.au as its contributing editor since its launch in 2000.