Exciting young sire I Am Invincible (Invincible
Spirit) cracked $3 million in season earnings on Wednesday with a pair of slick
winners in Desert Man and Illustrious Lad.
The Gillian Heinrich trained
two year-old colt Desert Man did a demolition job on a hapless field of
overmatched juveniles at the Gold Coast.
Sent out favourite he gave them
all a galloping lesson, clearing out to win the 1200 metre maiden by nearly six
lengths at his second start.
Magic Millions purchase, Desert Man is a full brother to ill-fated filly I Am
Snippety, who won the Wellington Boot and winning over $100,000 before her tragic death after just
Desert Man is the third winner for Snippety Day, who is due
to foal again to I Am Invincible this spring.
Desert Man is the tenth two
year-old winner this season for I Am Invincible, who is equal with Not a Single
Doubt on the two year-old sires by winners list behind only Snitzel (13) and
Exceed and Excel (12).
Making it a double for I Am Invincible was speedy
three year-old gelding Illustrious Lad, who posted his third when saluting at
Geelong for Peter Gelagotis.
I Am Invincible will cover a full book of mares this season at his increased service fee of
$55,000, while his dual Gr. I winning son Brazen Beau, has been set at $44,000
for his debut season at Darley.