IT is remarkable that Invincible Faith is even racing.
The four-year-old has endured a string of injury issues but is finally trouble-free and has repaid the faith of owners.
He showed his natural talent with an impressive win in a Maiden Plate (1100m) at Ipswich on Wednesday, October 2, at just his fifth career start.
"He's a well-bred gelding by I Am Invincible out of a half-sister to Brazen Beau,'' said trainer Stuart Kendrick.
"We bought him as a yearling but he has had plenty of issues,'' he said.
"He was injured badly at the breakers and had 12 months off. Then he had a cyst in stifle and had a screw inserted, and it was 50/50 if he would ever race.
"His owners have been terrific and he hasn't had any issues this time in at all.
"He was missing the start so we took the blinkers off and that did the trick."
At Ipswich, Invincible Faith ($2.35-fav), coming off a first-up second at Doomben, raced just off the pace in fourth with inform apprentice Baylee Nothdurft aboard before pouncing in the straight to win by three-quarters of a length.
"It was a great ride by Baylee, who is in terrific form at the moment,'' said Kendrick.
Images courtesy of Trackside Photography.