Another Invincible 2YO Stakes Winner
Tara Madgwick - Saturday February 2
Yarraman Park's outstanding sire I Am Invincible added a sixth juvenile stakes-winner this season to his tally on Saturday with an impressive debut victory for Loving Gaby in the Group III MRC Chairman's Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.



Trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, she was sent out favourite, but was slowly away and found herself last in the early stages to the surprise of punters.

Loving Gaby - images Grant CourtneyLoving Gaby overcame that hurdle, surging to the line between runners to score an eye-catching half length in the 1000 metre dash clocking 57.69 seconds in defeating spring Group III winner Bella Rosa.

"This horse has a really bright future," Ciaron Maher said. "She sort of put the writing on the wall in her trial the other day.

"You could see when she got out, she still didn't know how to flatten out.

"She was ultra impressive and I couldn't be more excited really."

A $500,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Phoenix Thoroughbreds from the Kia Ora Stud draft, Loving Gaby is the first winner for Phoenix Thoroughbreds trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace.

She was bred by Kia Ora in partnership with Alan Bell and is the first foal of Group II placed Maastricht, who was race by Bell.

A half-sister by Mastercraftsman (IRE) to Group I winner Velocitea, Maastricht has a weanling filly by Sebring and is due to foal to I Am Invincible again this spring.

Now headed towards the Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes, Loving Gaby is the 42nd stakes-winner for I Am Invincible, who also had an impressive two year-old debut winner at Eagle Farm with Garibaldi scoring for the Tony Gollan stable.

A $475,000 Inglis Classic purchase for Boomer Bloodstock/ Gollan Racing/ Aquis Farm from the Carramar Park draft, he is the third winner from Sonnenblume, a three-quarter sister to Group I winner Shinzig.

Loving Gaby and Garibaldi bring I Am Invincible's tally of two year-old winners for this season to 10, which makes him the leading two year-old sire by winners.



Ladbrokes Chairman's Stakes Gr3 1000m
Caulfield Track: Good(3) Time: 0:57.69
1
0.5
Loving Gaby
T: C Maher and D Eustace J: Damian Lane 54
2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Maastricht (NZ) (Mastercraftsman (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $500,000
V:Kia Ora Stud, Scone
B: Phoenix Thoroughbred Ltd $500,000
2
0.5
Bella Rosa
T: C Maher and D Eustace J: M Zahra 56
2f Snitzel (AUS) x Swiss Rose (NZ) (Thorn Park (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $575,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd Scone NSW
B: Ciaron Maher Bloodstock P/L $575,000
3
1.3
Lanigera
T: James Cummings J: D Dunn 56
2c Denman (AUS) x Chinchilla (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
4
2.6
Swan Island
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: Jamie Kah 54
2f Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Ossie's Secret (AUS) (Red Dazzler (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Eureka Stud Cambooya Qld
B: JHB Syndications $200,000
5
2.8
Done By Me
T: P Stokes J: Kayla Crowther 54
2f Bon Hoffa (AUS) x Theregoessnowball (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Book 2 $36,000
V:Bowness Stud Young NSW
B: Phillip Stokes Racing $36,000
6
3.1
Art Collection
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: Craig Williams 54
2f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Estelle Collection (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
7
4.4
Steal My Kisses
T: M G Price J: D Oliver 56
2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x The Fairy's Kiss (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
8
5.2
I Am
T: Tony McEvoy J: L Currie 54
2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Tabasco Kitten (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $600,000
V:Kitchwin Hills, Scone
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing Pty Ltd $600,000
9
6.0
Seatonic
T: C Maher and D Eustace J: Ms L J Meech 54
2f Sebring (AUS) x Sistonic (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Supreme Thoroughbreds, Romsey
B: Ciaron Maher Bloodstock / De Burgh Equine $150,000