Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge to Invincible Al
Nov 18, 2017
Invincible Al made his season return in the Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge Heat 5 - 955m at Moonee Valley on Friday evening and scored a convincing first up win.
Given a terrific ride by Tahlia Hope, Invincible Al went on to win his 4th race from 16 starts.
“He won in three-year-old grade last year,” Payne said.
“He’s come back this year as a four-year-old against older horses which makes it harder but he has to be able to deal with it.
“He seems to have come back really well.”
Payne was happy with the performance and the way he made the step up to racing outside his own age group but said Invincible Al might have also got lucky on the night as a few rivals struck interference wider out at the start of the race.
“But he still was able to maintain a gallop and went to the line quite strongly,” he said.
Congratulations to Joe O’Neill of Prime Thoroughbreds and all connections.