July Cup G1 - Fleeting Spirit

Filed on 10 Jul 2009 @ 14:40

Race report
Stallion statistics: Invincible Spirit

DARLEY JULY CUP-G1

£400,000, Newmarket, 7-10, 3yo/up, 6fT, 1:09.58, gd/fm.

1--FLEETING SPIRIT (IRE), 128, f, 4
Invincible Spirit (Ire)--Millennium Tale (Fr), by Distant Relative (Ire)
O-The Searchers; B-Mrs Bernadette Hayden; T-Jeremy Noseda; J-Tom Queally; £227,080.

2--Main Aim (GB), 131, c, 4
Oasis Dream (GB)--Orford Ness (GB), by Selkirk.
O-Khalid Abdullah; B-Juddmonte Farms Ltd; T-Sir Michael Stoute; £86,080.

3--J J the Jet Plane (SAf), 131, g, 5
Jet Master (Saf)--Majestic Guest (SAf), by Northern Guest.
O-Strydom, du Preez, Houdalakis, Boyens; B-Mrs P J Devine;
T-Mike de Kock; £43,080.

Margins: 1 1/4, HF, 1. Odds: 12-1, 14-1, 13-2.
Also Ran: Paco Boy (Ire), King's Apostle (Ire), African Rose (GB), Takeover Target (Aus), Equiano (Fr), Prime Defender (GB), Scenic Blast (Aus), Intrepid Jack (GB), Art Connoisseur (Ire), Ancien Regime (Ire).

A 90,000 gns graduate of the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale, Fleeting Spirit is a half sister to the stakes-placed Alone He Stands out of an unraced half sister to Group Three winner The Bean Sidhe.

This is the first Group win of the season for Invincible Spirit, and his fifth stakes winner from his 62 individual winners in Europe. The Irish National Stud sire - who hasn;t had a Group One win since Lawman took the Prix Jean Prat in 2007 - now has over £1 million in progeny earnings this year.

Pedigree of FLEETING SPIRIT, 2005

Invincible Spirit
1997
Green Desert
1983
Danzig
1977
Northern Dancer
Pas De Nom
Foreign Courier
1979
Sir Ivor
Courtly Dee
Rafha
1987
Kris
1976
Sharpen Up
Doubly Sure
Eljazzi
1981
Artaius
Border Bounty
Millennium Tale
1995
Distant Relative
1986
Habitat
1966
Sir Gaylord
Little Hut
Royal Sister
1977
Claude
Ribasha
The Bean Sidhe
1983
Corvaro
1977
Vaguely Noble
Delmora
Whiskey Mountain
1973
Bold Hour
Touch The Clouds
Filed on 10 Jul 2009 @ 14:40