Slot Holder: Aquis Farm
I Am Invincible – Set To Unleash
Trainer: Toby Edmonds (Gold Coast)
Owners: Miss J Edmonds, Just Fun Racing, G1G Racing & Breeding, Aquis Farm, Mr R J Casey, Ms D J Rochfort, Mr C M Casey, Mr G M Lawrence, Mr P J Mullen, Ms X Huang, Mr N A Warren, Mr S I Hargreaves, Mr P J Lederhose, Mr P J Peters, Mr S J Shirley, Mr A K Warren, Raffles Thoroughbred Racing
This filly suffered defeat for the first time in the Golden Slipper having taken all before her in her four starts prior, including the rich Magic Millions Classic at the Gold Coast. She had a genuine excuse in the Slipper not handling the Heavy 10 conditions. The daughter of boom sire I Am Invincible is very quick and will be thundering around Royal Randwick giving her 11 rivals something to catch. The collective margin of her four career wins is 13 lengths. In the latest of those victories she lumped 63kg!
Named after Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes, Houtzen’s speed matches her looks.
“There are some outstanding horses being aimed at The Everest but my filly will have 50kg and they will have to run her down,” said Toby Edmonds. “It will be no easy task but she won’t let us down.”
Houtzen has had two Everest lead-up runs, a first-up third behind Russian Revolution and a win in the Group 3 Scarborough Stakes (1200m) both at Moonee Valley.