I Am Invincible was in hot form on Saturday with a new 2YO stakes-winner in Nettuno and then another new stakes-winner at Gosford when improving 4YO Blondeau took on a big field in the $200,000 Takeover Target Stakes (1200m) and emerged triumphant.
Trained by Chris Waller, Blondeau was Group II placed as a juvenile and was fourth in the Silver Eagle last spring, but looks set for his best-ever campaign judging by this terrific return.
And a strong win for Blondeau in the Takeover Target! pic.twitter.com/McXxbXU7tw
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Blondeau hit the line hard with the benefit of an inside rails run to win by a head taking his overall record to five wins and nine placings from 23 starts with earnings topping $519,000 in prizemoney.
Blondeau was a $360,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Baramul Stud draft for Waller Racing/Mulcaster Bloodstock and is the first foal of Bit of Cheek, a winning More Than Ready (USA) daughter of Group I winner Cheeky Choice.
Bit of Cheek has a weanling colt by I Am Invincible and is back in foal to him again.
Blondeau is the 77th stakes-winner for I Am Invincible, who stands at a fee of $247,500.
Image: Steve Hart, Breednet