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In-form mare to get her chance

3 min read

Written by Paul Vettise

Chris Waller has a query over Invincibella (I Am Invincible) beyond 1400 metres, but he’s more than happy to give her the opportunity to go the extra mile.

The champion trainer has the 5-year-old at the very top of her game and her last-start victory in the G2 Blazer S., at Flemington put her in line for next month’s G1 Myer Classic.

“She's a multiple Group Two winner now and I'm not sure in terms of distance how far she'll go,” Waller said. “She’s come back better than ever.

“I guess now that we've come this far we'll have a look at the Myer.” – Chris Waller.

“I guess now that we've come this far we'll have a look at the Myer. It's still a fair while until the Flemington carnival, but that's the beauty of the spring, both in Melbourne and Sydney, there's plenty of races available.”

On Saturday, Invincibella settled in the body of the field before unleashing in the straight to down Savatiano (Street Cry {IRE}) and the longshot Mamzelle Tess (O’Lonhro).

“The mare was unlucky last start, a certainty beaten actually,” successful rider Hugh Bowman said.

“I love riding this horse, I know her well and I’m sure you’ll see these colours figure more as the Melbourne carnival hots up.” – Hugh Bowman.

“She came to Melbourne in grand order and was beautifully placed. I love riding this horse, I know her well and I’m sure you’ll see these colours figure more as the Melbourne carnival hots up.”

Denise Martin’s Star Thoroughbreds signed for Invincibella for $185,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale in 2015.

Her dam Abscond (Galileo {IRE}), who has also left the stakes performer Secret Blaze (Sizzling), is an unraced half-sister to the black type placegetter Light Up Manhattan (Manhattan Rain) and the family of the G1 Adelaide Cup winner The Hind (NZ) (McGinty {NZ}).

Invincibella as a yearling

More success in Sydney

Waller also enjoyed Group 3 success in Sydney with I Am Serious (Choisir) showing her versatility to land the Harrolds Angst S., on heavy going at Randwick.

“Obviously, she’s very good on the wet track and she got a dream run through and was very strong late,” stable representative Charlie Duckworth said. “She’s very game and gutsy and a pleasure to train.”

A $30,000 Inglis Sydney Easter Yearling Sale buy, I Am Serious was ridden by James McDonald who had previously won on the 5-year-old.

“She’s been racing in great company and she just keeps turning it up every time and delivers rain, hail or shine,” he said.