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National Defense Wins Gr1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere
At Chantilly in France, former European Champion 1st Season Sire & shuttler Invincible Spirit (Green Desert-Rafha, by Kris) celebrated an elite success when 2YO colt National Defense (Invincible Spirit-Angel Falls, by Kingmambo) romped home by 4.5 lengths for trainer Criquette Head-Maarek in the Gr1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (8 furlongs), over fellow 2YO colts Salouen (Canford Cliffs-Gali Gal, by Galileo) & Whitecliffsofdover (War Front-Orate, by A.P. Indy). National Defense improved his record to 2 wins and 1 placing (the Gr3 Prix des Chenes) from 3 starts for £224,490 earnings.