Invincible Army Welcomes First Foal
Multiple Group winner Invincible Army welcomed his first arrival, with Grange Hill Stud’s colt foal out of Red Romance arriving on Tuesday evening.
Trained by Clive Cox in the colours of Clipper Logistics, Red Romance, is a winning daughter of Dutch Art and, a half-sister to the stakes-placed Isabeau, and last season’s juvenile winner Belle Image, who holds an early closing entry for the Gr.1 Irish 1,000 Guineas this term. She was a €135,000 purchase from Goffs Orby in 2017. Bred by Highclere Stud and Jake Warren, this is a first foal for the five-year-old maiden and sire Invincible Army.
The son of Gr.1 sprinter and Champion sire Invincible Spirit won the Gr.3 Sirenia Stakes and was runner-up in the Molecomb and Gimcrack Stakes at two before landing the Pavilion Stakes, another Gr.3, as a three-year-old.
Trained by James Tate for Saeed Manana, Invincible Army won the Gr.2 Duke of York Stakes at four before adding the Gr.3 Chipchase Stakes and a third behind Fairyland in the Gr.1 Flying Five at The Curragh on Longines Irish Champions Weekend to his career tally.
He ended his 19-race career when finishing a credible fourth behind Glass Slippers in the Gr.1 Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp in 2019.
Invincible Army covered a full book of mares in his first season including 60 Group / Stakes producers and performers. He stands alongside Camacho, Dark Angel, El Kabeir and Shaman (NEW)