Invincible Colt Wins G2 Silver Slipper

Tara Madgwick - Saturday February 20

In recent years, the Group II ATC Silver Slipper (1100m) has proven a valuable guide to the Golden Slipper with the race run at Rosehill on Saturday being won by expensive I Am Invincible colt Home Affairs carrying the Coolmore navy blue.

Home Affairs wins  the G2 Silver Slipper - image Steve Hart.

Having just his second race start following a close second on debut in the Group III ATC Canonbury Stakes last month, Home Affairs was fitter and wiser for that experience.

Turned out in great order by Chris Waller, Home Affairs went forward for James McDonald from gate one to race on the pace and was strong to the line winning by a short neck over the country juvenile Rocket Tiger, who ran the race of his life for second.

"He's a beautiful colt. He's got killer looks and he's got good ability with it," McDonald said.

"He should be probably unbeaten to be fair. He was left a sitting shot and just needed the run on that soft ground last start.


"He is still learning his craft so he is very green, still raw and I think once he puts it all together he'll be a goodie."

"We had to use him up a bit early, which wasn't ideal, but at the same time it's a ticket into the Golden Slipper and an important stepping stone for a horse like him with his pedigree," said Chris Waller, who believes the colt will need another run before his grand final in the Group I Golden Slipper on March 20.

An $875,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Tom Magnier from the Torryburn Stud draft, Home Affairs runs for a big syndicate headed by Coolmore and various partners and has already won over $170,000 in prizemoney.

Home Affairs was an $875,000 Inglis Easter purchase.

A half-brother to Group I placed Aysar, Home Affairs was bred by Torryburn Stud and is the second winner from Miss Interiors, a winning half-sister by Flying Spur to dual Group I winner and sire Russian Revolution and Group III winner Turbo Miss.

Torryburn Stud will offer the current yearling from Miss Interiors, a colt by Capitalist, at Inglis Easter as Lot 428.

Miss Interiors has a colt foal by Dundeel and was covered by him again last spring.

Home Affairs is the 63rd stakes-winner for Yarraman Park’s champion sire I Am Invincible.



Race Result - Iron Jack Silver Slipper Stks Gr2 1100m

Rosehill Track: Soft(7) Time: 1:04.98
Home Affairs
T: C J Waller J: J B Mc Donald 56.5
2c I Am Invincible (AUS) x Miss Interiors (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
I Am Invincible
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $875,000
V:Torryburn Stud, Torryburn
B: T Magnier
Rocket Tiger
T: S Spackman J: Ms K O'Hara 56.5
2g Cluster (AUS) x Takook (AUS) (Keltrice (AUS))
T: Lloyd Kennewell J: N Rawiller 56.5
2c Siyouni (FR) x Upfront (USA) (War Front (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $400,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Kennewell Racing/Group 1 Bloodstock P/L (FBAA)
King Of Sparta
T: P & P Snowden J: J R Collett 56.5
2c I Am Invincible (AUS) x Octavia (AUS) (Holy Roman Emperor (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $700,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone, NSW
B: China Horse Club/Newgate Bloodstock/Starlight Racing
Tiger Of Malay
T: R & M Freedman J: J Parr 56.5
2c Extreme Choice (AUS) x Sambar (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $255,000
V:Tyreel Stud, Agnes Banks
B: China Horse Club / Newgate Bloodstock
T: James Cummings J: J Bowman 56.5
2c Dawn Approach (IRE) x Chatoyant (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: B Avdulla 56.5
2c Zoustar (AUS) x Solar Charged (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $1,100,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley
B: Hawkes Racing
Doola Teela
T: G R Nickson J: A Banks 54.5
2f Star Turn (AUS) x Lonhtime (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
T: James Cummings J: Rachel King 56.5
2c Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Melpomene (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
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