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Invincible Spirit Adds UK Black-Type
In the UK overnight, former European Champion 1st Season Sire & Chatswood Stud shuttler Invincible Spirit (Green Desert-Rafha, by Kris) added a black-type success when 4YO entire Fury (Invincible Spirit-Courting, by Pursuit Of Love) scored by a nose in the £33,000 (A$50,000) Listed Hambleton Stakes (8 furlongs) for 4YOs & up at York. Fury (ridden by Ryan Moore for trainer William Haggas) defeated Irish-bred 6YO gelding Prince Of Johanne (Johannesburg-Paiute Princess, by Darshaan) & fellow 4YO entire Mijhaar (Shirocco-Jathaabeh, by Nashwan). Last year Fury also finished runner-up in the UK Listed Heron Stakes (8 furlongs) at Sandown Park.