In­vin­ci­bella lives up to name

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - RACING -

BRIS­BANE-based breeder An­drew Grant-Tay­lor was bask­ing in the glory of his first $2 mil­lion win­ner af­ter In­vin­ci­bella went back to back in the Magic Mil­lions Fil­lies’ and Mares’ Clas­sic (1300m) on the Gold Coast yes­ter­day.

The Chris Waller-trained mare proved a shade too strong for Godol­phin’s Man­i­cure, which had en­joyed a soft run on the speed.

Grant-Tay­lor has been chip­ping away in the breed­ing game for nearly two decades and knows how dif­fi­cult it is to get a good horse.

“A lot of hard work, a lot of empty dry creek beds and one river of gold through one part of the fam­ily. Fan­tas­tic,” he said. “She is re­ally tough. She had three weeks off at the end of the win­ter. At the end of the sec­ond week a wind­storm came through and she bashed down an iron fence. The fol­low­ing Satur­day she was back in work.”

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