I Am Invincible Filly Wins $500,000 Inglis Dash

Media Release - Saturday February 27

A journey that started 11 years ago resulted today with victory in the $500,000 Inglis Dash at Flemington for untapped 3YO filly Capriccio.

Capriccio wins the Inglis Dash - Inglis

It all began at Inglis’ Australian Weanling Sale at the old Newmarket site in 2010 when Darren Dance’s Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock teamed up with the Gereaux family’s Bungan Street Thoroughbreds to buy a Lonhro filly for $80,000.

They raced the filly as Lonhspresso – she won four of her 15 starts including two at Stakes level – before deciding to breed with her.

Today her daughter Capriccio, trained by Daniel Bowman, won the Inglis Dash at just her fourth career start.

Capriccio (I Am Invincible) realised $300,000 at the Premier Yearling Sale through Dance’s Esker Lodge, purchased by Bowman and Dance’s ATB, who wanted to stay in the filly.


“Daniel bought her and asked if the breeders wanted to stay in so we took a share each and Daniel sold the rest down through his client base,’’ Dance said.

“It’s good for our brand to be able to breed a good horse and sell it through Inglis. We’ve given all our yearlings this year to Inglis to sell at Premier so the timing couldn’t be any better either.

“We’ve been flat strap all week at Oaklands for inspections, it’s been off the charts, so fingers crossed everyone gets some good results the next three days in the sale ring.’’

Esker Lodge will offer 12 yearlings at Premier, which begins at 10am tomorrow.

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Shannon Gereaux couldn’t believe it as he watched today’s race unfold.

“I could hardly speak afterwards. I was shaking, I think everyone was,’’ a thrilled Gereaux said.

“It’s a big thrill to have bred a filly to win a race like the Inglis Dash. Thanks to Inglis, the race series is great to be involved in, it’s such a good advertisement for the company and the industry.’’

Winning trainer Bowman added: “We picked this race out a long way to kick off in and we’ll get her to Adelaide now.

“She’d improved a lot during her spell, trialling up really well at home so I knew she’d run a really big race. I thought she could run a nice fourth or fifth and I would have been really happy with that, but apparently not!

“Thanks to Inglis, this prizemoney is unbelievable.’’

The Inglis Dash has a proud tradition of producing G1 winners – Capriccio will be out to emulate former recent winners such as Nature Strip and Hellbent to progress on to win at the highest level.




Race Result - Inglis Dash 1100m

Flemington Track: Good(3) Time: 1:03.98
T: Daniel Bowman J: Damian Lane 55
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Lonhspresso (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $300,000
V:Esker Lodge Australia, Beremboke
B: DJ Bowman Racing / Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock
Bella Nipotina
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: W Pike 57.5
3f Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Bella Orfana (AUS) (Star Witness (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $80,000
V:Rosemont Stud, Gnarwarre
B: Lindsay Park Racing / Andrew Williams Bloodstock / Mt Hallowell Stud
Lord Olympus
T: Mark Newnham J: D Oliver 57
3g Olympic Glory (IRE) x Lady Zabelia (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: Darby Racing / De Burgh Equine
The Bopper
T: K A Lees J: Jamie Kah 58.5
3g Nicconi (AUS) x Chicago (AUS) (Artie Schiller (USA))
Inglis Scone Yearling Sale $30,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley
B: Lees Racing Pty Limited
River Twain
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: M J Walker 57
3g Headwater (AUS) x Manju (AUS) (Henny Hughes (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $140,000
V:Milburn Creek, Wildes Meadow
B: M G Price Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd
Inglis Australian Weanling Sale $75,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: Andrew Williams Bloodstock
T: Patrick Payne J: W Egan 58
3g Sizzling (AUS) x Andromeda (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $52,500
V:Bowness Stud, Young
B: Prime Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd
T: T & C McEvoy J: L Currie 55
3f Nicconi (AUS) x Gleams (AUS) (Northern Meteor (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $145,000
V:Newhaven Park, Boorowa
B: JHB Syndications / McEvoy Mitchell Racing
T: R & C Jolly J: Craig Williams 58
3c Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Be Alle Belle (AUS) (Stratum (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $72,000
V:Gleeson Thoroughbred Connections, Chinchilla, Qld
B: Richard & Chantelle Jolly Racing
Diamonds Inthe Sky
T: P G Moody J: Jye McNeil 56
3f Zoustar (AUS) x Cacophony (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $100,000
V:Springmount, Romsey
B: L McMaster
Miss Bosetti
T: P & P Snowden J: M J Dee 55
3f Snitzel (AUS) x Miss Iguacu (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $270,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: GPI Trust No.2 / Andrew Williams Bloodstock / Makybe
Larimer Street
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: M Zahra 58.5
3g Brazen Beau (AUS) x Original Choice (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $450,000
V:Blue Gum Farm, Euroa
B: Mark Pilkington Management / Busuttin Racing
Written Miss
T: Caroline Jennings J: J Benbow 56
3f Written Tycoon (AUS) x Enquare (AUS) (Stratum (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $175,000
V:Stonehouse Thoroughbreds, Eddington
B: J Kennedy
Rising Sphere
T: P Stokes J: L Nolen 57
3g Exosphere (AUS) x Intense Rose (AUS) (Purrealist (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $50,000
V:Rosemont Stud, Gnarwarre
B: Dalziel Bloodstock / Phillip Stokes Racing
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