Ontrack Thoroughbreds’ smart sprinter Invincore bounced back to winning form when smashing the course and class record at Murwillumbah.
Invincore had run fifth over 1200 metres at his previous start and Coff’s Harbour but he relished the step back to 1100 metres from an inside gate at Murwillumbah.
In the hands of Ryan Plumb he jumped straight to the lead and, though challenged strongly in the straight he kept finding to win by nearly a length in 1.03.67, a new track and class record.
“It was a brave win by Invincore because he carried 59 kilos and was there to be beaten in the straight,” said Ontrack Thoroughbreds Managing Director Grant Morgan.
“But to his credit he pinned his ears back and had a red hot go and was actually edging away from his rivals the last bit.
“He’s taken his record to six starts for three wins and that’s a pretty good effort for any horse.
“The Coff’s Harbour race was a bit out of character because he loomed up to win after turning for home but only battled the last 200 metres and the 1200 might have found him out.
“He won over 1200 the start before at Grafton but he only just got home and he’s had enough on the line.
“Anyway he’s building a nice record and we will continue to work him through the grades at this stage,” said Grant Morgan.
A son of champion stallion I Am Invincible from Yields Of Gold, Invincore is prepared by Trent and Toby Edmonds at the Gold Coast and he wound up a successful 2019 for Ontrack horses.
“The team has been going really well in recent months and Invincore’s wins at Grafton and Murwillumbah were matched by Tactical Move, Sparking Facet, Baroda, Arctic Shock and Boss Rock, while Dream Master has run second three times in a row.
“We’ve got some nice young horses carrying the all gold colours and we look forward to seeing their careers progress in 2020,” said Grant Morgan.
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