John Thompson’s winners look to continue their good runs at Randwick

10/04/2019 Posted by admin

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John Thompson declares Thewayweare and Invincible Knight are the sort of horses you like having in the stable: “They are winners.”

The pair head to Randwick on Saturday for their biggest tests but Thompson is confident there might be better things in store for both.

“While they keep winning you keep getting excited,” he said. “Not too many horses string wins together like that and they look to have the potential to keep winning.”

Thewayweare, a brave front-running stayer, will take on a similar field to which he beat on Boxing Day, his third win in four starts, for twice the prizemoney while Invincible Knight looks to continue his great form since joining the Thompson yard.

“Thewayweare just gets out in front and breaks their hearts by the turn,” Thompson said. “He will just run along and make them chase. He is starting to creep up in the weights but Blake [Spriggs] has a very good record on him and rates him very well.

“He is stepping up in grade but the way he races he makes his own luck.”

Spriggs has had four rides on Thewayweare for three wins and a third when he was a $91 hope at Hawkesbury earlier this preparation.

“We could look to black-type sort of races if he goes well on Saturday,” Thompson said.

Invincible Knight has been a revelation for Thompson since joining his stable from the Peter Moody camp. He put together three wins on end before a midfield finish in the Queensland Guineas in the winter carnival.

“I just went a run too far with him,” Thompson admitted. “He came back and missed the start first-up and was still good enough to win.

“I have a couple of horses for the owner, him and Signposted, and they have both won four races, which is good for business.

“He is the sort of horse that is going to get to black type but we want to see him do it again and keep coming through his grades.

“He is getting up in the weights but Blaike [McDougall] rides all his work and can claim three kilos on him on Saturday, so that helps.

“I’m mindful that he might be a carnival type, so I have been trying to space his runs because it is still a little way away. We are going to work out a target for him after this run.

“Whether that will be in Sydney or Brisbane [is undecided] but he has got that sort of ability.”

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