After quietly sliding to the top of the Australian General Sires List by earnings over the long weekend, I Am Invincible was also making his mark in New Zealand at Karaka Book 1 where his colt from Sancerre sold for $625,000 on Monday.

Consigned by Trelawney Stud and bought by David Ellis, he is the second foal from winning O’Reilly mare Sancerre, a daughter of Group I Queensland Oaks winner Vouvray.

“He is a beautiful colt and Mark Pilkington was the underbidder, who I regard as one of the best judges in the world, so it was great that such a great eye saw the same as what we did,” Ellis said.

“He is a really precocious colt, a lot of class, a lot of strength and beautifully balanced.

“We just loved him the moment we saw him and he just ticks all the boxes.”

Ellis was full of praise for Trelawney Stud after the sale.

“He was bred by one of our great nurseries of all time and some of the best horses New Zealand has ever produced have come off that farm,” he said.

“Brent and Cherry Taylor are taking it to another level. They are just unbelievable operators and really good supporters of Te Akau Racing, so it was nice to be able to buy such a nice colt off them.”

Taylor was delighted with the result and is looking forward to following the colt’s future on the track.

“He is a ripping colt who has taken the pressure of the sale well,” Taylor said. “ He is a beautiful moving horse, and I would like to think he will be up on our stallion wall in the future.”