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Illustrious Lad Wins Gr2 Tab.com.au Stakes
At Flemington in Melbourne, Yarraman Park's Gr3-winning stallion I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit-Cannarelle, by Canny Lad) added a Group success when 5YO gelding Illustrious Lad (I Am Invincible-Industrious, by Zeditave) scored by 1.25 lengths for trainer Peter Gelagotis in the $300,000 Gr2 Tab.com.au Stakes (1200m) for 3YO+, over 4YO entire Counterattack (Redoute's Choice-Kisma, by Snippets) & 4YO gelding Southern Legend (Not a Single Doubt-Donna's Appeal, by Carnegie). Illustrious Lad, who was a $40,000 purchase by Anthony Panozzo at the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Yarraman Park Stud, improved his record to 9 wins (including the Listed WH Wylie Handicap, Listed AR Creswick Series Final) and 4 placings from 25 starts for $557,050 earnings. Illustrious Lad is the only named foal to date for the group performed mare Industrious, a daughter of Sleep Time Girl and half sister to Sally Magic, the dam of Publishing and Miss Mooney Mooney. It's also the family of Blue Diamond winner Rancher.