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Invincible Spirit Adds France Gr3
At Longchamp in France, former European Champion 1st Season Sire & Chatswood Stud shuttler Invincible Spirit (Green Desert-Rafha, by Kris) added a group success when 5YO mare Moonlight Cloud (Invincible Spirit-Ventura, by Spectrum) scored easily by 2.5-lengths for trainer Freddie Head to claim her 2nd win in the €80,000 Gr3 Prix De La Porte Maillot (1400m) for 3YOs+, over 4YO entire Amarillo (Holy Roman Emperor-Alte Kunst, by Royal Academy) & 6YO mare So Long Malpic (Fairly Ransom-Poussiere d'Or, by Marchand de Sable). Renowned as the horse who nearly spoiled the Royal Ascot party for Black Caviar in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, Moonlight Cloud took her record to 9 wins (also including the Gr1 Prix Maurice de Gheest – twice, Gr3 Maisons-Laffitte Prix Imprudence, Gr3 Prix du Palais-Royal & Gr1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp) & 2 placings (including the Gr1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes & Gr3 Prix du Palais-Royal) from 16 starts for £777,559 earnings.