Champion trainer Darren Weir bid farewell to his star I Am Invincible sprinter Hellbent at the end of last season when he retired to stud, but may have found a replacement with up and coming speedster Holy Blade taking out the Listed SAJC Wylie Handicap at Morphettville on Saturday.
Another talented son of I Am Invincible, four year-old Holy Blade has been progressing through the grades and took a big step up when claiming a short half head win in the 1100 metre sprint.
A $180,000 Inglis Classic purchase for Yulong Investments from the Yarraman Park draft, Holy Blade has won six of 13 starts earning nearly $200,000 in prizemoney.
Bred and offered for sale by Yarraman Park, Holy Blade is the best of eight winners from stakes-winner Amphritite, who was on-sold by Yarraman Park in 2016 for $22,500.
Holy Blade is the 33rd stakes-winner for I Am Invincible, who has been setting the pace on the Australian General Sires List for this season and stands at a fee of $192,500.