Lot 186 brown colt I Am Invincible – No Evidence Needed (Shamardal) (draft: Baramul Stud)
This colt is one of a two-colt partnership together with Lot 14 our Snitzel / Joy Forever colt.
He is bred on the same I Am Invincible/ Shamardal cross as triple Group One winner and current Te Akau stable star Imperatriz (I Am Invincible).
Progeny by reigning Australian Champion Sire I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit), standing for $247,500, have been incredibly well sought after. His yearlings have sold for $2 million, $1.9m, $1.7m, and $1.45m, with a median over $500,000.
He has sired over 2500 winners, nearly 200 stakes winners including 21 Group One winners, and booked out quickly each year by big breeders.
Dam No Evidence Needed won six races – including four successively – from 1200m – 1600m, including the Let’s Elope Stakes (Gr. 2, 1400m) at Flemington, Southern Cross Stakes (Gr. 3, 1200m) at Rosehill, and twice Group One placed: one of those in the Schwepps Oaks (Gr. 1, 2000m) at Morphetville.
She was regarded as a game big filly that possessed a good turn of foot, and to date left three individual winners of 10 races, including Group Two placed Discharged (Snitzel).
Dam sire Shamardal (Giant’s Causeway), once third in the TRC Global World Sire Rankings, has left 46 Group One winners worldwide, and now establishing himself as a broodmare sire of the highest calibre.
A brilliant eight-length winner on debut, Shamardal won four Group One races from 1400m – 2100m and won six of his seven starts before retiring to stud. He has a fantastic pedigree, with a Mr. Prospector influence of speed and versatility, and proved himself as a sire of both juvenile and classic excellence.
The second dam Generosa is by Epsom Derby (Gr. 1, 2400m) winner Generous, who added plenty of impetus when standing in New Zealand, while the third dam is by legendary sire Danehill.
“He is high quality colt with real ease of movement and just a natural athlete,” said David Ellis.
“He has plenty of strength and presence, typical of his sire, and of course Shamardal adds a great class factor to him.”
The colt carries a beautifully simple and balanced cross of great sire Danzig.
A 10% share in both colts is approx. NZ$132,000
A 5% share in both colts is approx. NZ$66,000
A 2.5% share in both colts is approx. NZ$33,000