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Invincible Spirit Adds Italian Gr3
Also in Italy, Irish National Stud-based former European Champion 1st Season Sire & Chatswood Stud shuttler Invincible Spirit (Green Desert-Rafha, by Kris) added a group success (& 3rd-placing) when Irish-bred 3YO colt Spirit Quartz (Invincible Spirit-Crystal Gaze, by Rainbow Quest) scored by a head against older rivals in the €88,000 (A$122,000) Gr3 Premio Tudini (1200m) at the Capannelle. Spirit Quartz (ridden by Carlo Fiocchi for trainer Devis Grilli) defeated 4YO entire Dagda Mor (Martino Alonso-Bagnolese, by Cape Cross) & 4YO mare Charming Woman (Invincible Spirit-Sospel, by Kendor). Spirit Quartz was a 105,000 guineas (A$168,000) 2YO at the 2010 UK Tattersalls April Sale & subsequently a £5,500 (A$8,500) horse-in-training at the 2010 Doncaster November Sale; overall he now has 4 wins from 5 starts for €58,275 (A$81,000) earnings.