Partelle sprinter on a Quest to score some city success
INVINCIBLE Quest can prove he’s the real deal tomorrow when he takes on city company for the first time in the McGrath Estate Agents NSW Handicap (1100m) at Warwick Farm.
Wyong trainer Brett Partelle knew it was time to send the son of I Am Invincible city after he broke the class record in winning at home on September 24 over 1000m.
That was Invincible Quest’s third win from five starts and all of them have been won in dominant fashion.
“To my eye he’s improved from his first-up win, which was very nice, and he looks nicely placed here,” Partelle said.
“He’s going to present well on Wednesday and he’ll be right in the finish. He looks like a very progressive horse and I think he’ll measure up.”
Partelle only got the five-yearold a few months ago and decided to give him three soft trials leading up to his first-up run due to his erratic nature.
He failed to finish a race late last year and before that was off racetracks for 12 months after suffering a tendon injury when winning on debut in Goulburn in November 2015.
“He seems to have improved immensely regarding his attitude. He does get a little fiery in the mounting yard but that was tamed in Wyong,” Partelle said.
“The tendon’s given him no hassles whatsoever.”
As soon as jockey Corey Brown got off him at Wyong he quickly asked the trainer if could keep riding him.
“Corey was very keen to stick with him so that’s a good guide. Corey knows what he’s talking about and he told me he’d measure up to town company,” Partelle said.
“I think the 1100m will be beautiful for him. He can settle off them and come off the back and use his very good turn of foot.”
If Invincible Quest lives up to expectations, expect to see him on the Gold Coast early in the year for Magic Millions sprint race.
“That race would be right up his alley. If he can get into that race on the minimum it would be good,” Partelle said.