I Am Invincible Filly La Mexicana Digs Deep to Land the Crockett Stakes

Mark Smith - Saturday October 24

I Am Invincible took the lead for the number of stakes winners this season to date when the progressive three-year-old filly La Mexicana capped a memorable Cox Plate day for Jamie Kah in the Listed Ladbrokes Crockett Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley.

La Mexicana staves off the menacing Twain's Express  (Brett Holburt/Racing Photos)

The Anthony and Sam Freedman-trained filly completed a 4-timer for Kah with a fighting short-half-head victory over the Helmet filly Twain's Express with a further two and a half lengths back to the Street Boss (USA) filly in Highly Discreet in third.

It advances La Mexicana's record to three wins and a third from four starts with earnings of $164,845.

"She's a tricky filly this girl. She has a lot of talent, is a bit hard to manage but the team has done a good job tweaking her gear, and they have got her absolutely flying," Kah enthused.

"I felt like Motty (Jamie Mott on Twain's Express) had us covered 100 out, but this filly was just too tough. She is a temperamental little thing and didn't want to get beaten.

"It’s been an amazing day. I am humbled to have been given these opportunities. It would have been great to have a crowd here, and I could have really celebrated. Nevertheless, I am appreciative of everybody.”

The culmination of a memorable day for Jamie Kah (George Salpigtidis/Racing Photos)

Purchased by Belmont Bloodstock Agency (FBAA) for $320,000 out of the Lime Country draft at the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, La Mexicana is the second winner from as many foals out of the stakes-winning Domesday mare Cailin Miss.

From the family of Victoria Derby and South Australia Derby winner Brewery Boy and Doncaster Handicap winner Lygon Arms, Cailin Miss was purchased for $200,000 by Makybe Racing & Breeding at the 2016 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale when carrying the Snitzel filly Qiji Melody, a winner in New Zealand.

La Mexicana was a $320,000 Magic Millions Yearling

Cailin Miss has a yearling colt by All Too Hard and foaled a Russian Revolution filly on August 11.

La Mexicana becomes the 59th stakes-winner for I Am Invincible and his seventh this season.


Race Result - Ladbrokes Crockett Stakes LR 1200m

Moonee Valley Track: Soft(7) Time: 1:12.62
La Mexicana
T: A & S Freedman J: Jamie Kah 56
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Cailin Miss (AUS) (Domesday (AUS))
I Am Invincible
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $320,000
V:Lime Country Thoroughbreds Burradoo NSW
B: Belmont Bloodstock Agency (FBAA)
Twain's Express
T: John McArdle J: J Mott 56
3f Helmet (AUS) x Lady Twain (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Highly Discreet
T: P Stokes J: L Nolen 56
3f Street Boss (USA) x Very Discreet (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Stellar Pauline
T: P & P Snowden J: Damian Lane 56
3f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Negotiate (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $875,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Stonestreet Stables
T: T & C McEvoy J: L Currie 56
3f Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Makrooma (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Raison D'Etre
T: James Cummings J: M Zahra 56
3f Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Abduction (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
Pretty Rossa
T: M M Laurie J: Ethan Brown 56
3f Testa Rossa (AUS) x Reconstruct (NZ) (Swiss Ace (AUS))
MM Gold Coast 2YOs In Training Sale $40,000
V:Baramul Stud, Widden Valley, NSW
B: Huang Qingcai
Melba Storm
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: W Pike 56
3f Night Of Thunder (IRE) x Mink (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $5,000
V:Chatswood Stud, Seymour
B: Ken King Thoroughbreds
T: L & T Corstens J: Jye McNeil 56
3f Sebring (AUS) x Our Pride And Joy (AUS) (Canny Lad (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $225,000
V:Newgate Farm Scone NSW
B: Flemington Bloodstock/Malua Racing/Shane Morissy
Joey's Gift
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: M J Dee 56
3f Pluck (USA) x Special Order (AUS) (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA))
Quiller's Delight
T: Brent Stanley J: B Prebble 56
3f Shooting To Win (AUS) x Bleiler (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $70,000
V:Yulong, Nagambie
B: Cloud 9 Thoroughbreds
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