Hellbent joins brazen beau for I Am Invincible
by Grant Morgan
I Am Invincible will further increase his presence in the stallion market with his son Hellbent represented by his first yearlings in 2021.
Standing alongside his illustrious father at Yarraman Park Stud, Hellbent will certainly lack nothing in terms of representatives.
At the Gold Coast, Hellbent is the most represented first season sire with some 39 yearlings catalogued for sale.
Hellbent will also showcase some 34 yearlings at the Inglis Classic Sale in February.
In terms of mares covered, Hellbent has been incredibly well patronised. He met with 182 mares in his first season, followed by a further 156 in his second year.
Hellbent is an imposing individual built much in the mould of his father.
On the racetrack, he eclipsed his sire by winning at Group 1 level in the William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley. In all he won 7 races after winning on debut as a June 2yo at Canterbury.
Like most of the I Am Invincible progeny, Hellbent’s racetrack ratings improved as he matured. He won his Group 1 sprint as a five year-old demonstrating that good things come to those who wait.
Given I Am Invincible’s ability to match with a wide range of mares, its reasonable to expect Hellbent to do something similar under the expert management of the astute Mitchell family.
Hellbent was an inexpensive yearling purchase from the second crop of I Am Invincible. He fetched just $95,000 in the Inglis Classic ring of 2014 from the Dartbrook Downs draft.
Just a year earlier I purchased Brazen Beau from the same ring for just $70,000.
Nowadays I Am Invincible is very much hot property. That type of value on the ‘Vinnies’ is long since gone. Those of us craving more reasonable yearling prices will be casting a close eye on the stock of Hellbent. In doing so we will reminisce of the days where I Am Invincible didn’t grace the inspection lists of the big boys.
We can also look forward to a further branch of the I Am Invincible family to develop in the coming seasons.
Despite his oldest progeny only being four year-olds, Brazen Beau himself now shapes as a sire of sires.
His first son at stud is the highly talented Tassort, who stood his first season at stud this year at Newgate Farm.
Waiting in the wings to enter stud is another highly impressive son of Brazen Beau in North Pacific. A narrow runner up at Group 1 level in the stallion making Golden Rose, North Pacific must surely be one of the hottest young stallion prospects in training.
Hellbent stands at Yarraman Park Stud, Scone for $22,000 (inc GST).