I Am Invincible Filly Cracks It for First Stakes Win
Mark Smith - Saturday February 9

The Mick Price-trained 3yo filly Crack The Code has been beaten just once in five starts, that coming when unplaced in the Group III National Stakes at Morphettville at two last May, but the daughter of I Am Invincible showed she belongs in stakes company with a fighting win in Saturday's Group III Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.

Given the run of the race by Damien Oliver, Crack The Code gradually wore down the gallant front-runner News Girl (Magnus) by three-quarters of a length with Aperitif (Bernardini) another long-neck back in third. (image Grant Courtney )


"She's a good filly, isn't she?" Price said.

"No need to go past 1200 metres with her, keep her fresh and we take her to the beach regularly enough."

"There's are carnival right in front of her and all I say I need to space her runs and keep her light on her feet and don't go past 1200m."

Carrying the colours of Darren Dance's Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock, Crack The Code (pictured as a yearling ) advances her record to 4 wins from 5 starts with earnings of $283,000.

The daughter of I Am Invincible was a $170,000 purchase by Australia Thoroughbred Bloodstock/CB Bloodstock out of the Yarraman Park Stud draft at the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

A half-sister to the Group 1 WATC Railway Stakes winner Covertly (Metal Storm), the Group III winner So Secret (Danetime) and the Listed winner Secret Link (Encosta de Lago, Crack The Code is the 13th foal and tenth winner from 11 to race out of the 3-time Listed stakes-winner Most Secret (Bletchley Park).

A sister to WATC Listed Gimcrack Stakes winner Ebony Magic, So Secret died in May 2017 and Crack The Code is her final foal.

Crack The Code becomes the 43rd stakes-winner for Yarraman Park Stud's I Am Invincible who covered 223 of the cream of Australia's broodmares last spring at a fee of $192,500

Kevin Hayes Stakes Gr3 1200m
Caulfield Track: Good(4) Time: 1:10.65
1
0.8
Crack The Code
T: M G Price J: D Oliver 55
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Most Secret (AUS) (Bletchley Park (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $170,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud Scone NSW
B: Aust T'bred Bloodstock/CB Bloodstock $170,000
2
0.8
News Girl
T: G M Duryea J: Patrick Moloney 55
3f Magnus (AUS) x Stacey Lee (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
3
1.2
Aperitif
T: C J Waller J: J B McDonald 55
3f Bernardini (USA) x Pimms Time (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $145,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: Star Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd / Chris Waller Racing $145,000
4
2.0
Futooh
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: L Nolen 57
3f Sebring (AUS) x Golden Millennium (AUS) (Dubawi (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $375,000
V:Sledmere Stud, Scone
B: Shadwell Stud Australasia Ltd $375,000
5
2.4
Tropezina
T: Henry Dwyer J: B Melham 57
3f Epaulette (AUS) x Boredom (AUS) (Ad Valorem (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $65,000
V:Monarch Stud, Muswellbrook, NSW
B: James Bester Bloodstock / S Webb $65,000
6
4.4
Al Naifa
T: Tony McEvoy J: L Currie 55
3f Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Court (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $1,800,000
V:Newhaven Park, Boorowa
B: T Stakemire $1,800,000
7
4.7
Yulong Monoceros
T: C Maher and D Eustace J: Ms L J Meech 55
3f Squamosa (AUS) x I'm Taken (AUS) (Cape Cross (IRE))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Ses 2 $27,000
V:Yarran Thoroughbreds, Seymour
B: Yu Long Investments (Australia) Pty Ltd $27,000
8
5.1
Zoubo
T: M G Price J: M J Dee 55
3f Zoustar (AUS) x Testa Reale (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))