I Am Invincible had two impressive winners at Canterbury on Wednesday with talented three year-old fillies California Zimbol and Sangria both giving the promise of Black Type success to come.
Blue-blooded I Am Invincible filly Sangria broke the track record for 1100 metres at Hawkesbury when winning her maiden earlier this month and stepped it up a notch to win in midweek company.
The Peter and Paul Snowden trained filly was a touch slow to jump, but worked through to take the lead and was strong to the line in winning the 1250 metre Benchmark 64 by a long neck, her second win from four starts.
“She’s still learning all the time, so it’s good to keep her winning as each time she steps out she gets better,” said Paul Snowden.
Winning rider Tommy Berry was impressed with Sangria and believes she has stakes potential as her racing manners improve.
“She still only relaxed for a furlong and a half and the rest of the time wants to pull which told at the end,” Berry said.
“She has Black Type potential, she’s progressive, it’s just a matter of time.”
Purchased by James Harron Bloodstock for $650,000 out of the Newgate Farm draft at Inglis Easter for Fairway Thoroughbreds, Sangria was foaled and raised at Newgate and is from stakes-placed Encosta de Lago mare Quench the Thirst, a full sister to Group III winner Precious Lorraine from the famed Reodute’s Choice family.
Peter and Paul Snowden later unleashed another quality filly by the same sire with California Zimbol resuming from a spell to beat older rivals and win by more than two lengths over 1100 metres.
A $450,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Yarraman Park draft for Asian Bloodstock Services, California Zimbol was second in a Black Type race at her final run last season and will no doubt be headed back to that level to advance her already tidy record of two wins and a second from just four starts with prizemoney in excess of $90,000.
Foaled and raised at Yarraman, California Zimbol is a half-sister to stakes-winners From Within and Cruden Bay being the fifth winner from five to race from the good producing Anabaa (USA) mare Zimaretto.
Yarraman Park sold the full brother to California Zimbol at Magic Millions earlier this year for $360,000 to Edmonds Rcg/ Blue Sky B/S (FBAA)/Raffles Rcg. Zimaretto has a yearling colt to follow by Astern.