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Invincible Spirit Adds Italian Gr3
Also in Italy, former European Champion 1st Season Sire & Chatswood Stud shuttler Invincible Spirit (Green Desert-Rafha, by Kris) added a group success when 3YO filly Charming Woman (Invincible Spirit-Sospel, by Kendor) came from the rear of the field to score a 1-length victory against older rivals in the €88,000 (A$128,000) Gr3 Premio Tudini (1200m) at the Capannelle. Charming Woman (ridden by Mirco Demuro for trainer Vittorio Caruso) defeated UK-bred 4YO mare Alta Fedelta (Oasis Dream-Infiel, by Luge) & Irish-bred 6YO entire Titus Shadow (Titus Livius-Mujadil Shadow, by Mujadil). Charming Woman was a €65,000 (A$94,000) yearling at the 2008 Italian September Sale; overall she now has 2 wins (also including 2009's Listed Premio Ubaldo Pandolfi over 1200m at the Capannelle) & a runner-up from 6 starts for €69,495 (A$101,000) earnings.