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Spirit Song Wins Gr2 Sunline Stakes
Former European Champion 1st Season Sire & Chatswood Stud shuttler Invincible Spirit (Green Desert-Rafha, by Kris) added a group success when 5YO mare Spirit Song (Invincible Spirit-Lightning Rules, by Kingston Rule) scored by 1.5-lengths for trainer Aaron Purcell in the $221,500 Gr2 Sunline Stakes (1600m) for mares 4YO+, over fellow 5YO mare Lights Of Heaven (Zabeel-I'm in Heaven, by Volksraad) & 4YO mare Goldslick (Bradbury's Luck-Alleged Encounter, by Encounter). Repeating her effort to win this race last year, Spirit Song took her record to 8 wins (also including 2012's Gr3 Matron Stakes) & 10 placings (including runner-up in the Gr1 Toorak Stakes & Gr2 WH Stocks Stakes) for $705,701 earnings. For in-depth race, winner & runner details click on the race name in this item.