14th Jul 2014
Charm Spirit brought Invincible Spirit’s Individual Group 1 Winners’ tally to ten this afternoon when he took the Prix Jean Prat over a mile at Chantilly. Settled in fourth under Olivier Peslier for most of the contest the colt, who had previously finished fifth in the Gr.1 2000 Guineas and had won a Group 3 over course and distance last month, enjoyed a charmed run when the race began in earnest.
The deft turn of foot that has become the hallmark for Invincible Spirit’s progeny was produced and Charm Spirit shot through the gaps to grab the lead a shade cosily before the winning post.
Trained by Freddy Head the colt is the sixth racehorse by Invincible Spirit to win over a mile at the highest level, joining the likes of Lawman, Moonlight Cloud, Vale of York, Yosei and most recently Kingman who was a ready winner of the Gr.1 St. James Palace Stakes on his latest start.
All of us at the Irish National Stud would like to congratulate the connections of Charm Spirit.