All American opens winning account at Canterbury

Despite his name, All American’s first winner is now anything but Invisible after a smart debut victory in the TAB iPad App Plate (1200m) at Canterbury on Saturday.

Invisible (2c All American – Illusionary by Hussonet) began well and sat outside Jetwings until the home turn.  The colt then quickened up nicely to win comfortably by three-quarters of a length from the early leader.  The favourite Nordic Empire was another length away in third place.

Co-trainer Michael Hawkes confirmed Invisible will now head to Queensland for the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic on January 11.  “He’s booked his ticket now,” Hawkes said.  “Magic Millions has always been the aim.  He’s very relaxed, very cool, just a dude.  He’s just a really nice horse.”

Invisible was a $280,000 Hawkes Racing purchase from the Bellerive Stud draft at the 2013 Gold Coast Magic Millions.  He is raced by Tony Pistikakis and Michael Lam.  The partnership has previously enjoyed Group 1 success with Headturner (Australian Derby) and Railings (Caulfield Cup & Metropolitan Handicap).

Bred by Arrowfield in partnership with Jonathan Munz, John Leaver & Alan Jones, Invisible is the first foal of city winner Illusionary.  The mare is a half-sister to Group winners Chase The Rainbow and Ms Funovits.

Illusionary has a yearling filly by All American and she is one of 13 lots by All American to be offered at the 2014 Gold Coast Magic Millions.  Illusionary has a filly foal by Gio Ponti and is once again in foal to All American.

All American (Red Ransom) was purchased by Lindsay Park for $220,000 at the 2007 Gold Coast Magic Millions.  He reached a career-high at Group 1 level when defeating So You Think in the 2009 VRC Emirates Stakes (1600m) at Flemington.

Arrowfield shuttled him to Darby Dan Farm for a one-off book in Kentucky in 2011.

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