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Invincible Spirit Adds French Gr3
Irish National Stud-based former European Champion 1st Season Sire & Chatswood Stud shuttler Invincible Spirit (Green Desert-Rafha, by Kris) added a French group success when UK-bred 3YO filly Moonlight Cloud (Invincible Spirit-Ventura, by Spectrum) scored by a head against older rivals in the €80,000 (A$110,000) Gr3 Prix De La Porte Maillot (1400m) at Longchamp in Paris. Front-runniong Moonlight Cloud (ridden by Thierry Jarnet for trainer Freddy Head) defeated UK-bred 4YO gelding African Story (Pivotal-Blixen, by Gone West) & 4YO mare Evaporation (Red Ransom-Polygreen, by Green Tune). Moonlight Cloud took her record to 4 wins (also including April’s Gr3 Prix Imprudence over 1400m at Maisons-Laffitte) & 2 placings (including June’s Gr3 Prix Du Palais-Royal over 1400m at Longchamp) from 6 starts for €144,985 (A$199,000) earnings.