Invincible Army to Start Flat Season Off with a Win
The flat season kicks off on Saturday at Doncaster, and I’ve a fancy in the very first race of the turf season. The race is the Cammidge Trophy, a listed race over a distance of six furlongs and the horse I fancy to take this race is Invincible Army.
He is much better than a listed horse, although to be fair to some of the others in this field, you could say the same about them. We saw the horse four times last season, he won a Group Three on his seasonal debut, finished second beaten a nose in a Group Two, finished ninth losing by four lengths in a Group One and then he flopped on his final start.
All of that form shows he is well above listed standard, and for a normal listed race he would be a very short priced favourite to win, but this is a better race than that, which means he is a bigger price. He looks value in what is a good race, but I still think he is better than his opponents based on his form last season.
It was disappointing that we didn’t see him during the second half of last season, but by coming back this early it tells us that the horse is back to where he needs to be. On top of that, a break won’t bother him as we saw last season when he won on his seasonal debut after a break. Many horses need a run under their belt to be seen at their best, but not our selection, which is something else that could give him the edge over his rivals.
On the opening day of the flat season it is always a good idea to tread with caution as horses are coming back from a break, but there is a lot to like about Invincible Army, and I fancy him to run a big race on Saturday.