Ontrack Thoroughbreds’ highly regarded colt Invincore started his racing career in the best possible way with a win at Ipswich today.
The son of champion stallion I Am Invincible overcame an awkward start to settle off the pace and get up to win narrowly over another first starter in the heavily backed favourite Adoradiva.
Purchased by Grant Morgan from Ontrack for $260,000 at the 2017 Magic Millions Sale from the draft of successful NSW stud Mane Lodge, Invincore had gone into the Ipswich race with a good reputation after sound jump out and trials form.
“He was a lovely yearling and I was pretty determined to buy him at the sales, but I have to admit that I was definitely at the maximum price wise.
“But since then the way the I Am Invincibles have raced and sold at sales, means he looks like he was very good value.
“The colt has shown plenty of ability and won a jump out on his home track in impressive fashion at his first preparation, but trainer Toby Edmonds felt he was a big colt who would benefit from extra time, so we turned him out and let him develop.
“That’s been the making of the horse and this time back in he has had two jump outs and a trial and has shown us that he’s a very promising young galloper. It was good to see him come out and show that on race day,” said Grant Morgan.
Trainer Toby Edmonds said Invincore has always looked a very promising horse but was probably not suited by the tighter Ipswich circuit.
“He bunny hopped at the start but had to tactical speed to recover from that, but he was awkward on the tight home turn and it’s pretty obvious that he will be much better suited on a bigger track.
“He is a very nice colt and on what he has shown us at home, we knew he could go to the races and do what he did today, but you always like to see them do it.
“There is a fair bit of improvement in him and he had a good blow after the race, so we will take him home and look after him and see how he comes through the race before making any firm plans.
“But he is a very nice colt and I’m confident he can go on to win much better races and he’s definitely shaping like a genuine Saturday class horse,” said Toby Edmonds.
Congratulations to Invincore’s owners: Ontrack Thoroughbreds Yields of Gold Syndicate, John and Barbara Gilbert, Dr David Worthley, Jim and Jenny Edington, Denis and Margaret Frew, Gordon Henry, Stephen Mauger, Mark Ostermeyer, Mark Snowden, Bayles Girls Racing, Gold Seven Syndicate, Runaway Bay Sports Centre Syndicate.