Tiz Invincible maintains her unbeaten record this prep

By:
Scott Mcglynn
16/09/2023
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Tiz Invincible maintains her unbeaten record this prep

A slick win in the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes on Saturday has Tiz Invincible’s connections looking to bigger targets ahead.

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  • 0/2 as a two-year-old
  • A perfect 3/3 as a three-year-old
  • Saluted in a second Group 2 on Saturday
  • Group 1 level now beckons

Another potential superstar has emerged this season for the powerful Ciaron Maher and David Eustace team in the form of Tiz Invincible. She has looked nigh on invincible in her three starts this preparation, and there should still be plenty of improvement from her.

Another potential superstar has emerged this season for the powerful Ciaron Maher and David Eustace team in the form of Tiz Invincible. She has looked nigh on invincible in her three starts this preparation, and there should still be plenty of improvement from her.

No wins as a two-year-old

Tiz Invincible’s last prep had plenty of promise, but she failed to hit the target in a pair of races as a two-year-old. They were in deep company, though, pitched straight into the Group 3 Black Opal on her race debut. 

She was then upped to Group 2 company on her second start, sent off at just $6 in the Percy Sykes Stakes. Connections had to go to $550K to buy her at the sales, money that is now starting to look very well spent.  

Rosebud and Furious in the bag

Tiz Invincible started her three-year-old prep early, landing the Listed Rosebud at Rosehill in August. She was only a 0.3l winner that day, but she won with much more than that margin in hand. The sixth that day was Griff, who picked up a win of his own on Saturday afternoon, saluting in the Listed Exford Plate. 

The winning margin was slightly extended on her second start when she stepped back into Group 2 company, taking out the Furious Stakes at Randwick. The runner-up Kimochi is a solid yardstick at that level, and she would chase home the Maher horse back at the same track on Saturday.

Tea Rose Stakes

While Saturday’s race was only another Group 2, the manner of victory was more impressive again. The margin was extended to 1.35l, which could have been more if Zac Lloyd had asked her for full effort.

There was no need for that, though, as she skipped away from the field, once more giving the impression that much more was left under the bonnet. The second was Kimochi again, so although she only beat the same rival, she did it more impressively.  

The difference was that this was her first try over 1400m, and she was taking to it well and showing no signs of a lack of stamina. That will open up more options for connections later in the spring now that she has demonstrated that she is not just an 1100-1200m runner.

Flight Stakes

All roads lead back to Randwick and the Flight Stakes on September 30. This will be the biggest test for Tiz Invincible as she sits down at the top table for the first time in her career. It will be a step up to 1600m for the first time, something new for her.

She certainly was not stopping at the end of 1400m on Saturday, so there is hope that the new distance will not be an issue for her, especially with what should be a solid gallop to chase in a Group 1. 

Her dam won over 2400m in England, so there is enough stamina on that side of her pedigree to think that 1600m will be within her range despite being by the speedball, I Am Invincible.