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 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.
See his walk, here:
He did it fantastically well, after a shaky start, in his breeeze, 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’.
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!
Trained by 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.
Racing update: Got off the mark in well-deserved fashion at Beverley and looks like he’ll make up into a very tidy 3yo sprinter for 2024. He could end up being another Silky Wilkie, you never know! Seems to appreciate a little bit of juice in the ground, but it’s still early enough days to become too dogmatic on that score. Unexposed and progressive. Timeform rated 79.