A productive Saturday for I Am Invincible has seen him take a narrow lead on the Australian General Sire’s List by earnings with two new stakes-winners in Dame Giselle and Sangria boosting his seasonal earnings to $11.2million.
She landed the big bucks for connections two starts back and at Rosehill on Saturday, the Peter and Paul Snowden trained Dame Giselle chalked up her first stakes win in the Group II ATC Reisling Stakes (1200m).
Back in November, Dame Giselle easily won the inaugural running of the $1million Golden Gift, a race which is devoid of black type but did put $600,000 into the bank for connections and secured a Golden Slipper start.
It wasn’t easy this time however, scoring in a final stride photo finish in a tough effort, prevailing over Siyouni filly See You Soon who had finished runner-up to Dame Giselle in the Golden Gift also.
“She’s a classy filly," said winning rider Kerrin McEvoy .
“Peter (Snowden) said to me to try and be outside the leader but it was going to be a bit of a race to get there.
“I just had to get her into a bit of a rhythm, three-deep around the corner. They steadied up around the corner and then I bided my time to make my run.
“She gave me a good sprint for 300 metres but she nearly got nutted late. Fair play to her, we knew she”d improve from that first-up run”
Purchased by Go Bloodstock for $500,000 out of the Sledmere Stud draft at the 2019 Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Dame Giselle has already won over $780,000 in prizemoney.
She was bred by China Horse Club and races for Sir Owen Glenn’s Go Bloodstock and China Horse Club, who retained a share in the talented filly.
The 52nd stakes-winner for I am Invincible, Dame Giselle is a three-quarter sister to Listed MRC Merson Cooper Stakes winner Steal My Kisses out of the Group II VRC AV Kewney Stakes and Group II MRC Angus Armanasco Stakes winner Ballet Society, who was third in the Group I MRC Thousand Guineas.
Blue-blooded three year-old I Am Invincible filly Sangria has shown plenty of ability in her career
to date and managed to translate that into Black Type success at Flemington when taking out the
Listed VRC Incognitus Stakes (1100m).
The Peter and Paul Snowden trained filly over-raced and did plenty wrong when unplaced at her previous run in the Group II ATC Light Fingers Stakes, but she relished the Flemington straight and scored a brave short half head in a thrilling finish for Glen Boss.
“She’s a beautiful filly, a cracking type,” said Glen Boss
“She likes to carve out fast sectionals but she likes do it on her own, so I was happy to stay out in the middle and she just got into her routine and kept going.”
Sangria is building a tidy record with four wins from seven starts and prize money topping $170,000.
Purchased by James Harron Bloodstock for $650,000 out of the Newgate Farm draft at the 2018 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale for Fairway Thoroughbreds, Sangria was foaled and raised at Newgate and is from royally bred stakes-placed Encosta de Lago mare Quench the Thirst.
A full sister to Group III winner Precious Lorraine and stakes-winner Lucky Raquie, Quench the Thirst is from the famed family of champion sire Redoute’s Choice and Group I winners Manhattan Rain, Platinum Scissors and more recently Shoals.
Sangria is the 53 rd stakes-winner for I Am Invincible.