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Moonlight Cloud Wins France Gr1 Prix Jacques Le Marois
At Deauville 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 by a short head for trainer Freddie Head in the €600,000 Gr1 Prix Jacques Le Marois (8 furlongs) for 3YOs+, over 3YO colts Olympic Glory (Choisir-Acidanthera, by Alzao) & Intello (Galileo-Impressionnante, by Danehill). This was Moonlight Cloud's fifth Gr1 success overall and took her record to 11 wins (including the Gr1 Prix du Moulin & Prix Maurice de Gheest - thrice) & 2 placings (including runner-up in the Gr1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes to Black Caviar) from 18 starts.