One to Watch – Werribee

Tara Madgwick - Friday April 23

Champion sire I Am Invincible posted his 12th Australian two year-old winner of the season on Friday and he did it with a blue-blooded colt carrying the famous Makybe Diva colours.

Trained by Peter Moody and ridden by Luke Nolen, Smytzer made light work of the 1100m juvenile maiden, cruising clear to win by a length and a quarter.

Smytzer was retained to race by Makybe.

A homebred for Tony Santic’s Makybe Racing and Breeding, he was retained to race after passing in shy of his $800,000 reserve at Inglis Easter last year.


“Tony has been a great supporter of the stable for many years and was one of the first people to ring me when we kicked back off training and said I’ve got a nice little colt for you,” said Peter Moody, who holds Smytzer in high regard.

“There’s not a lot of stakes options in Melbourne at this time of year so we may look at Adelaide or Brisbane, but he might head to the paddock and look towards spring. We’ll let the horse tell us.”

Smytzer is a half-brother to Group I MRC Thousand Guineas winner Amicus and stakes-winner Cheer Leader being the eighth winner from nine foals to race from stakes-placed Gold Chant, a half-sister to world champion sprinter and sire Starspangledbanner.

Smytzer is the last foal of Gold Chant, who died in 2019.



Race Result - Sherriffs Cranetrucks Mdn 1100m

Werribee Track: Good(4) Time: 1:05.84
T: P G Moody J: L Nolen 58
2c I Am Invincible (AUS) x Gold Chant (AUS) (El Moxie (USA))
Let Fly
T: Matthew Cumani J: John Allen 56
2f Free Eagle (IRE) x Abazan (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
T: Gavin Bedggood J: C Newitt 58
2g Cable Bay (IRE) x Zolletta (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Showcase $14,000
V:Woodside Park Stud, Tylden
B: Gavin Bedggood Racing
T: M M Laurie J: D Moor 56
2f Mshawish (USA) x Joadja (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
The Bluebagger
T: J W Bridgman J: J Benbow 58
2g Kiss And Make Up (AUS) x Fasliyev Dancer (AUS) (Fasliyev (USA))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $25,000
V:Noor Elaine Farm Pty Ltd, Euroa, Vic
B: Beamish Bloodstock International
Back In The Day
T: C W Little J: D W Stackhouse 58
2c More Than Ready (USA) x Optimist (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))
Shoelace Soup
T: A & S Freedman J: Damien Thornton 56
2f Unencumbered (AUS) x Iriomote (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
T: Lloyd Kennewell J: Zac Spain 56
2f No Nay Never (USA) x Pretty Picture (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $42,000
V:Millbrook, Biddeston, Qld
B: Kennewell Racing/Group 1 Bloodstock P/L (FBAA)
MM National Weanling Sale $13,000
V:Taghadoe Stud Scone NSW
B: Millbrook Park Pty Ltd
White Stilettos
T: Dan O'Sullivan J: Will Price 56
2f Written Tycoon (AUS) x Into The Mist (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Takhi Kahn
T: C W Little J: Mikaela Lawrence 55
2g Mongolian Khan (AUS) x Highlights (NZ) (High Chaparral (IRE))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $160,000
V:Windsor Park Stud
B: Colin Little Racing
Capital Raider
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Fred W Kersley 56
2f Capitalist (AUS) x Miss Tomb Raider (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $60,000
V:Longwood Thoroughbred Farm, Longwood East
B: Ciaron Maher Racing
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