G1 Goodwood Handicap Won By Invincible Sprinter

Tara Madgwick - Saturday May 21

Five year-old I Am Invincible gelding Lombardo is a very good sprinter on his day and particularly in Adelaide where he made it five wins from five starts when taking out the $500,000 Group I SAJC Goodwood Handicap (1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

Lombardo wins the G1 Goodwood Handicap - image Racing SA Twitter

From the in-form Mick Price and Mick Kent Jr stable, Lombardo finished his spring campaign with a fifth in the Group I MVRC Manikato Stakes and had been racing well in his current preparation albeit in races well short of Group I class.

Ridden by Zac Spain, Lombardo overcame an outside gate to press forward and lead all the way to win by more than a length over Halvorsen and The Astrologist.

Price saddled race favourite Extreme Warrior, who beat only one runner home, and also Lombardo who was sent to the post at 16-1.

“No (I didn’t think I could win a Group 1 with him) but he deserved his chance. When your rating goes up you’ve got to keep climbing the ladder,” Price said.

“I don’t know (what it is about Adelaide), he just might be adrenalised by a trip away.

“I had to saddle him up and it was like saddling up a big bear. He stood on me, shat on me, he was just booming and ready to go.

“I said to Zac ‘don’t be worried about what goes on in this race, back yourself, back your horse and ride your own race. I don’t want to talk to you about tactics, just ride your own horse’.”

Bred and sold by Burnewang North, Lombardo as a yearling.

A $300,000 Inglis Premier purchase for M G Price Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd / Aquis Farm from the draft of Burnewang North, Lombardo runs for a syndicate that includes his breeder Cathy Hains in whose colours he runs.

Lombardo has won eight of 16 starts earning over $717,000 in prizemoney and no doubt has more wins in store.

Lombardo is a half-brother to stakes-placed Resistant and is the best of seven winners from stakes-placed Encosta de Lago mare Swinging Babe, who is now retired from stud duties.

I Am Invincible

Lombardo is the 13th Group I winner for I Am Invincible and is this fourth this season joining Royal Ascot bound Home Affairs, Marabi and New Zealand trained Imperatriz.

His victory has propelled I Am Invincible back to the top of the Australian Sires List by earnings giving him a narrow margin over So You Think.



Race Result - The Furphy Goodwood Gr1 1200m

Morphettville Track: Good(4) Time: 1:09.22
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: Zac Spain 55.5
5g I Am Invincible (AUS) x Swinging Babe (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
I Am Invincible
T: R Griffiths & M De Kock J: A Mallyon 56
6g Magnus (AUS) x Flourishing (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
The Astrologist
T: L & T Corstens J: Fred W Kersley 56
5g Zoustar (AUS) x Aquada (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Frankie Pinot
T: T & C McEvoy J: Dean Holland 54.5
5g Your Song (AUS) x My Last Fling (AUS) (Sebring (AUS))
Bella Nipotina
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: John Allen 55
4m Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Bella Orfana (AUS) (Star Witness (AUS))
Not An Option
T: M D Moroney J: Patrick Moloney 54.5
4g Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Chintz (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
T: D R Jolly J: Kayla Crowther 59
6g All Too Hard (AUS) x Penny Banger (AUS) (Zedrich (AUS))
T: T & C McEvoy J: B Vorster 58.5
6g Kuroshio (AUS) x Li'l Miss Hayley (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
T: Nick Ryan J: W Egan 56
5g So You Think (NZ) x Rossa Mia (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
Free Of Debt
T: Chris Bieg J: D Tourneur 56
5g Unencumbered (AUS) x Stagerush (AUS) (Giant's Causeway (USA))
The Inferno
T: C I Brown J: M Zahra 57
5g Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) x Spina Rosa (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
General Beau
T: M J Ellerton J: D Moor 53
3c Brazen Beau (AUS) x Phosphorescence (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Beau Rossa
T: Will Clarken J: Ben Price 57
4g Unencumbered (AUS) x My Choisir (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
T: Ben & J D Hayes J: M J Dee 54.5
4h Deep Field (AUS) x Miss Interiors (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
T: Will Clarken J: Will Price 55.5
6g Dubawi (IRE) x Heat Haze (GB) (Green Desert (USA))
Outlaws Revenge
T: Ryan Balfour J: J Holder 55.5
4g Reward For Effort (AUS) x Wings Of Alice (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
Manhatten Times
T: L Macdonald & A Gluyas J: Jessica Eaton 52
3g Manhattan Rain (AUS) x Daily Flyer (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Extreme Warrior
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: Jamie Kah 53.5
3c Extreme Choice (AUS) x Heart Of Thrills (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
Instant Celebrity
T: P Stokes J: Jake Toeroek 56.5
4m Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Celebrity Girl (AUS) (Starcraft (NZ))
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