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Moonlight Cloud Wins France Gr1 Prix Maurice De Gheest

Monday, 6th August 2012

At Deauville in France overnight, former European Champion 1st Season Sire & Victorian shuttler Invincible Spirit (Green Desert-Rafha, by Kris) celebrated a French Gr1 triumph when owner-breeder George Strawbridge's favoured UK-bred 4YO mare Moonlight Cloud (Invincible Spirit-Ventura, by Spectrum) scored by 5-lengths for trainer Freddy Head over fellow 4YO mare Wizz Kid (Whipper-Lidanski, by Soviet Star) & 3YO filly American Devil (American Post-Alcestes Selection, by Selkirk in the €250,000 Gr1 Prix Maurice de Gheest (1300m) for 3YOs & up. Moonlight Cloud is best known in Australia as the mare who went within a whisker of catching Black Caviar in June's Gr1 Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot.

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