A taking debut from Mohamed Khalid Abdulrahim's Invincible Swagger made it six winners for the season on a typically freezing Kempton Park Wednesday evening.
Invincible Swagger had been showing good ability in his work at home, almost exclusively under the tutelage of this evening's winning rider Cameron Noble, and transferred that talent from the gallops to the racecourse in this competitive seven furlong Maiden. Cameron showed the value of knowing the horse well as there was no panic during the race despite it looking like those in the front rank may have got away from him, and having already passed several horses in the straight horse and rider picked up the once clear leader Join Forces and were comfortably a length-and-a-quarter clear at the finish.
The Invincible Spirit colt showed evident signs of greenness and shaped like another furlong was already well within range, so this was a very pleasing debut. He is a half-brother to Mr Abdulrahim's classy Listed-winning middle-distance filly Gold Wand, who herself had run an extremely promising race on debut.
Congratulations to connections, and we very much look forward to seeing Invincible Swagger out on the track again soon.
There was also a promising second start from the Teofilo colt Cheeky Az in Division 1 of the Maiden won by Invincible Swagger, Promenade Bloodstock's three-year-old confirming the good impression made on his recent debut at Newcastle as he finished strongly behind a couple of fillies who looked to have improved plenty.