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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 juvenile black-type success when Irish-bred daughter Pimpernel (Invincible Spirit-Anna Pallida, by Sadler's Wells) scored by 1.75-lengths in the £21,500 (A$34,500) Listed Totepool Stakes (7 furlongs) for 2YO fillies at Newbury. Pimpernel (ridden by Frankie Dettori for trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni) defeated fellow Irish-bred Semayyel (Green Desert-Lii Najma, by Medicean) & Fillionaire (Kyllachy-Autumn Pearl, by Orpen). Pimpernel was originally a 38,000 guineas (A$63,000) yearling at the 2010 UK Tattersalls December Sale & subsequently a 135,000 guineas (A$223,000) 2YO at this year’s Tattersalls April Sale. Overall she now has 4 wins & 3 placings (including last start’s UK Gr2 Rockfel Stakes over 7 furlongs at Newbury on October 8 & September’s Listed Dick Poole Fillies Stakes over 6 furlongs at Salisbury) from 7 starts for £54,958 (A$88,000) earnings.