THE Invincible One’s narrow but impressive win at Tapeta Park at Spreyton yesterday (Sunday) will have him at his peak for the Newmarket Handicap but trainer Glenn Stevenson is unsure if his stable star will qualify for a berth in the state’s most prestigious sprint race at The TOTE Racing Centre on Wednesday week.
The Invincible One won at his first three starts in the state before coming off a freshen-up and finishing fifth in an 1100-metre open sprint in Launceston two weeks ago behind Mr Fashion.
The gelding’s trainer Glenn Stevenson said the horse had thrived since his fifth to Mr Fashion and did what he expected last Sunday.
The grey gelding settled well for experienced jockey Stephen Maskiell who had him in fourth spot and cruising behind the leaders to the home turn.
When Maskiell called on his mount to extend in the straight he picked up the bit and eventually overhauled the leader to score by a long neck from Rock Jester with Will’s Hope third and just in advance of race leader Krakeour.
The win gave Maskiell a treble having scored on the Barry Campbell-trained pair Conquistador and Visual Effects earlier in the day.
Listen to what trainer Glenn Stevenson had to say about The Invincible One’s latest win – click here .