Champion sire I Am Invincible was burning up the sale ring at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale this week and at Canterbury on Wednesday one of his fillies that sold at the sale last year for $1million made a winning debut.
The royally-bred filly Billiondollarbaby made short work of a competitive looking field in the two-year-old maiden over 1200m.
A daughter of I Am Invincible out of the dual Group I winning Dubawi mare Srikandi, Billiondollarbaby led at every call under Kerrin McEvoy to defeat the heavily backed Maurice (JPN) colt Port Louis by a length.
2020 Easter Graduate Billiondollarbaby a winner on debut! The 2yo Vinnie filly leads all the way to break her maiden at Canterbury! The 2nd foal of dual GRP1 winner Srikandi! Impressively, her 1st foal a winner (Heroess) last week! @AWilliamsBldstk @inglis_sales @SnowdenRacing1 pic.twitter.com/nvT61ANU3r
— Kitchwin Hills (@KitchwinHills) April 7, 2021
“She has definitely got some talent, but she is just a ball of energy at the moment,” winning trainer Paul Snowden said.
“She has to learn to settle down. She was terrific until she got here today – out the back, she was a real handful.
“I was a bit worried she would over-race, but Kerrin rated her very well and importantly gave her a good experience. So she will bounce out of this and improve from here on in.
“She is full of herself. I remember Srikandi well. She had, we’ll call it, fire, and she is very similar. She is quiet but has got that determination that will take her a long way on the track.”
It has been a big seven days for Srikandi, whose first foal, the 3yo Snitzel filly, Heroess, broke her maiden by two lengths at Gosford last Thursday.
Billiondollarbaby carries the colours of Greg Ingham’s GPI Racing, who also part-owns Heroess.
Tony McGrath bred both fillies. A $600,000 weanling, Billiondollarbaby was purchased by Andrew Williams Bloodstock for $1million out of the Kitchwin Hills draft at the 2020 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
Billiondollarbaby is the eighth two year-old winner this season for I Am Invincible.