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Invincible Spirit Adds Ireland Gr3
At The Curragh in Ireland, former European Champion 1st Season Sire & Chatswood Stud shuttler Invincible Spirit (Green Desert-Rafha, by Kris) added a group success when 5YO gelding Russian Soul (Invincible Spirit-Russian Hill, by Indian Ridge) scored by a nose for trainer Michael Halford in the €60,000 Gr3 Renaissance Stakes (6 furlongs) for 3YO+, over 4YO mare Artistic Jewel (Excellent Art-Danish Gem, by Danehill) & 6YO gelding Farmleigh House (Medicis-Tabessa, by Shahrastani). Russian Soul took his record to 5 wins (also including last start's Gr3 Renaissance Stakes at The Curragh & Listed Abergwaun Stakes at Tipperary) & 10 placings (including the Gr3 Sapphire Stakes & Listed Fairyhouse Belgrave Stakes) from 21 starts for €208,868 earnings.