Apr 21, 2011
Clarry produced another promising juvenile at Canterbury on Wednesday when Invest won the Rosehill Gardens Event Centre Handicap (1250m). this filly is raced by the Kelly family who have been long time clients of the stable so was nice to see them back in the winners circle.
He was full of praise for the filly that missed the autumn as a result of a foot abscess.
"I thought she was Golden Slipper material but she got a really bad abscess in her foot,” Conners said.
"She was one of my top two fillies, her and Satin Shoes.”
Conners said that the Brisbane carnival now beckons for the daughter of Dehere, who is out of former multiple Group I winner Unearthly.
"We'll go to Brisbane, there are some nice races up there like the Sires, she might be a TJ Smith horse.”
Invest raced back in the field and appeared to be struggling until she was urged through a gap at the top of the straight and she picked up the bridle and stormed to the front to record an easy win on the line.
Winning jockey Glyn Schofield echoed Conners' thoughts suggesting the filly didn't travel well and will improve with the experience.
"She didn't travel at all in the run, as soon as she learns to do that she'll show a different turn of foot,” Schofield said.
Invest defeated the John O'Shea-trained Hendricus with Gaze In Awe from the Rod Craig stable back in third. The race favourite, Mental finished fourth.