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Gaultier Flies Flag For NZB Ready To Run Sale
Whether he goes by his original name of Gaultier or his new name Simply Invincible, the Gr1-winning galloper continues to excel on racetracks and flying the flag for next month's NZB Ready to Run Sale. Purchased at the 2013 Sale for $17,500, Gaultier (Rios-Playacting, by Royal Academy) won last year's Gr1 Levin Classic (1600m) at Trentham for Matamata trainer Danica Guy prior to his sale to Hong Kong. Now named Simply Invincible and trained by David Hall, he has won another two races including a sparkling performance in Sunday's HK$1.235 million Carl F Bucherer Excellent Handicap (1600m) at Sha Tin. Producing the same turn of foot that carried him to his biggest New Zealand win, Simply Invincible and rider Zac Purton raced in midfield before creeping forward to be within striking distance at the home turn. With a powerful sprint at the top of the straight, Simply Invincible raced past the leaders and scored by 2.5 lengths in the quick time of 1:34.35. In addition to the NZ$147,225 he earned in eight starts in New Zealand, the gelding has won more than HK$1.69 million in Hong Kong prize money. New Zealand Bloodstock's Ready to Run Sale will be held on 16 & 17 November 2016 with selling starting at 10am each day. Click here to view the online catalogue.