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1st Winner for US Gr1-Winning Freshman Spirit One
Also in France, US Gr1-winning 8YO freshman stallion Spirit One (Anabaa Blue-Lavayssiere, by Sicyos) recorded his 1st winner when 2YO filly Aksil (Spirit One-Nera Zilzal, by Zilzal) scored over 1100m at Salon-de-Provence. Her sire Spirit One (who retired in 2008 to stand at France's Haras de Lonray & has 35 foals in his 1st-crop) recorded 5 wins (including the US Gr1 Arlington Million Stakes over 10 furlongs at Arlington Park, plaus France's Gr3 Prix Exbury over 2000m at Saint-Cloud, Gr3 Prix Des Chines over 1600m at Longchamp & Listed Criterium Du Fonds Europeen De L'Elevage over 1600m at Deauville) & 8 placings (including France's Gr1 Criterium International over 1600m at Saint-Cloud, Gr2 Prix D'Harcourt over 2000m at Longchamp, Gr2 Prix Guillaume D'Ornano over 2000m at Deauville, Gr2 Prix Noailles over 2100m at Longchamp, Gr3 La Coupe over 2000m at Longchamp & Listed Prix Omnium II over 1600m at Saint-Cloud) from 19 starts for over US$1 million earnings.