One Invincible Cat is the bridesmaid no more.
The Kris Lees-trained galloper scored her first win in the QPP Media Maiden Handicap at Quirindi on Monday.
Heading into the 1200-metre race, the promising four-year-old mare had missed a placing just once from eight starts but hadn’t been able to crack a win.
One Invincible Cat had clocked up five seconds and two thirds since her first race in May 2017.
Despite being “a bit tardy” out of the gates, One Invincible Cat clicked into gear down the straight and showed her class to beat Jeff Englebrecht’s Sticks ‘N’ Stones by 1.35 lengths.
The win didn’t surprise Lees Racing stable foreman Mal Ollerton.
“She got it done. She was always going to get it done it was just a matter of when,” Ollerton told Sky Thoroughbred Central after the win.
Ollerton added: “Hopefully she might be able to put another win with it now.”
Jockey Andrew Gibbons also made note of the average start but knew he had the win in the bag when they rounded the bend at Quirindi.
“Yeah, that was good. She wasn’t as sharp out of the gates as she normally is,” Gibbons said on Sky Thoroughbred Central.
“When I exposed her to the straight, she was always going to win.”
When I exposed her to the straight, she was always going to win.- Andrew Gibbons
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