Introducing Invincible Larne, by the sire of sires, INVINCIBLE SPIRIT. Purchased by the very shrewd, father and son partnership of Paul and Scott Dixon for 15,500gns earlier this month from the Goffs Uk sale, he’s already won on debut for the yard, earning £6,252 into the bargain (bargain being the operative word, it would seem), as a 4-time winner.
Watch the full race replay here: https://www.attheraces.com/racecard/Wolverhampton/11-December-2021/1915
Invincible Larne is an immediate action, in form, last time out winning sprinter, who is in the form of his life, earning a Timeform rating, in his most recent Tapeta victory at Wolverhampton, of 89, saying: "Produced a career best to come out on top back up in trip on first outing since leaving Mick Quinn; mid-field, travelled fluently, headway out wide over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 1f, kept going well; consistent for former yard and will continue to give a good account."
He’s the perfect horse, for any syndicate owner, wishing to enter the Sport of Kings. He’s instant action (RUNS THURSDAY) runs regularly, is in the form of his life, goes on BOTH the All Weather and turf, alike.
Sprinters often peak at the age of 6yo and that’s what Invincible Larne will become 1st January, a 6yo. Off his current rating he can run in just about any high class handicap he wants, over the AW period, and is easily a Saturday horse/contender for the Spring and Summer festivals, and beyond.
He loves straight tracks and turning tracks, flat tracks and undulating tracks, and pretty much all underfoot conditions (Tapeta, Good to firm, polytrack, good etc). Possibly doesn’t want a slog in a bog, but other than that, he’s perfectly versatile. 6f looks his favourite distance, and that’s the distance that most of the turf season’s major handicaps take place over (Wokingham, Stewards’ Cup & Stewards’ Sprint, Great St Wilfred & Consolation, Ayr Gold Cup and Consolations etc). We’ll be targeting these races, although he does have some 5f and 5.5f too.
Occasionally, sprinters can get quicker with age, so we’ll have to wait and see. If we have to go to Epsom on Derby Day for The Epsom Dash, we’ll have to learn to live with that, should he prove too speedy for 6f, as he matures.
In addition, Scott is quite the most welcoming host you could wish for, from his training base on the site of Southwell racecourse itself. He welcomes owners at all times (with an appointment, of course), so seeing behind the scenes is easy and readily available, in conjunction with organised MPR stable visits.