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Invincible Spirit Adds UK Black-Type
Former European Champion 1st Season Sire & Chatswood Stud shuttler Invincible Spirit (Green Desert-Rafha, by Kris) added a UK black-type success when Irish-bred 5YO gelding Spirit Of Sharjah (Invincible Spirit-Rathbawn Realm, by Doulab) scored a half-length victory in the £40,000 (A$66,000) Listed Leicestershire Stakes (7 furlongs) for 4YOs & up at Leicester. Spirit Of Sharjah (ridden by Frankie Dettori for trainer Julia Feilden) defeated Irish-bred 8YO mare Carcinetto (Danetime-Dolphin Stamp, by Dolphin Street) & fellow 5YO gelding Light From Mars (Fantastic Light-Hylandra, by Bering). Spirit Of Sharjah was an 8,000 guineas (A$13,600) weanling at the 2005 UK Tattersalls December sale; overall he now has 5 wins (also including 2007’s Listed Aubigny Stakes over 5 furlongs at Goodwood) & 5 placings (including 2007’s Gr2 Norfolk Stakes over 5 furlongs at Royal Ascot & Gr2 Flying Childers Stakes over 5 furlongs at Doncaster) from 29 starts for £87,052 (A$145,000) earnings.