Purchased at the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze Up Sale, for 52,000gns. The sale where last year, we purchased our Group 1 winner The Platinum Queen.
There’s often some great value to be had in buying horses by first season sires, take Havana Grey last season for example and Mehmas a couple of years previously!! INVINCIBLE ARMY was a very fast, very talented horse including being a Group winner as a 2yo. The ability to be fast and a Group winning 2yo are very often the qualities necessary in the search for a successful new stallion and being a son of the sire of sires Invincible Spirit, he looks firmly set for a career as a successful stallion. He’s already off the mark with the highly touted LOVE BILLY BOY, from the Richard Hannon academy of talented 2yo’s.
See his walk, here:
However, you don’t have to take our word for it regarding this colt’s potential, you can see his breeze for yourself. He did it fantastically well, after a shaky start, where he spooked at the time sensor devices, costing him both time and momentum, resulting in his first furlong time only being the 20th fastest of the 169 horse cohort, so to then go on to clock the 5th fastest time overall, he must a have flown thereafter to come home in 5th place in ‘the race’. It’s anyone’s guess what his overall finishing position would have been, should he have started off on an even keel? It’s very fair to suggest it would have been higher than his actual 5th placing.
Watch his breeze, here:
Given he’s at least the 5th fastest and probably should have ranked even higher, it rather beggars belief that he was only the 38th most expensive horse in the sale at £52,000, Hence, around 33 horses that finished behind him in ‘the race’, sold for more than him. We’d suggest he represents fantastic value, doesn’t he?
He goes to David O’Meara who is a superb trainer of horses that have been prepped or raced elsewhere initially and masterminds their careers superbly. After all, we have of course, had a Group 1 winner with David, in G FORCE, who was crowned European Champion Sprinter in the same season.
June - He went away to Malton grass gallops for a piece of work on the grass:
The video below shows him working upsides with a full brother to a 108 rated colt that was 2nd in the Group 1 King's Stand Stakes (nearside):