Talented sprinter Impregnable worked his way through to open class with a career best win at Doomben.
The tough son of I Am Invincible has won seven of 23 career starts but his Class 6 win at Doomben came in a very strong field that was probably the toughest opposition he’s ever faced.
Ridden by promising young apprentice Jackson Murphy, Impregnable had a perfect run behind the speed and then fought off all the challenges after bullocking to the lead over the final 200 metres.
“It was a really tough win and it was in keeping with all his recent form,” said Ontrack Managing Director Grant Morgan.
“This preparation has seen him a fit and happy horse and all his runs have shown that he’s come back in great order.
“That Doomben field was as strong as Class 6 races get in Brisbane and he was pretty impressive.
“It’s an achievement by any horse to win its way to open handicap and the way Impregnable won at Doomben in such a strong plate race suggests he will more than hold his own in open handicaps.
“The Doomben race leads perfectly into an open 1200 metres race at the Gold Coast on January 5,” said Grant Morgan.
A $40,000 purchase out of the Inglis Classic Sale by Grant Morgan, Impregnable has now earned $212,155 for his owners thanks to 7 wins and 11 minor placings.
Trainer Toby Edmonds was confident of a big run by Impregnable after the horse drew barrier one.
“He was only just beaten at Doomben after starting from the outside gate and when he finally drew an inside barrier, we were confident of a big run.
“The conditions of the race meant he carried topweight so we were keen to put young Jackson Murphy on and claim two kilograms. I think that claim proved to be the difference between winning and running second.
“He’s been much happier horse this preparation and I’m pretty sure that’s due to a different training regime. We swim him each day before he works and we try things such as interval training and treadmill work to mix things up.
“He’s a gross horse who takes plenty of getting fit, but once fit he always puts in and he races well late into a preparation,” said Toby Edmonds.
Congratulations to our owners in Impregnable: Ontrack Thoroughbreds No 1 syndicate, Steve Mauger, Matthew Maguire, Sansom Hue, Brett Grogan, David Worthley, Ken Stocks, Wayne McCubbin, Jenny Edington, Ryan Lawlor, Peter Condon, Lisa Saxton, Dan Paton, Ricky Kim, Garry Batchelder, Philomena Syndicate (Manager Di McDonald).