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Sixth Group 1 winner
for Invincible Spirit

MOONLIGHT CLOUD became Invincible Spirit's sixth Group 1 winner and third filly to win at the top level, when successful in the Prix Maurice de Gheest - Goldikova at Deauville today. Five of those winenrs have been in the northern hemisphere.

Moonlight Cloud, a 7l winner, was bred by and is owned by George Strawbridge and is a grand-daughter of the Phoenix Stakes (G1) winner Wedding Bouquet, a half-sister to the Derby winner Generous and Oaks and Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Imagine.

Her dam Venturais by Spectrum (Rainbow Quest) and was bought by London Thoroughbred Services at the Tattersalls December Sale as a three-year-old in 2001 for 500,000gns.

She has since reappeared at the same sale twice - in 2009 when she was bought by Cormac McCormack Bloodstock for 55,000gns and last year being purchased by David Redvers Bloodstock for 260,000gns. She was offered then by Scuderia Bulgheri from European Sales Management.

Invincible Spirit has had 78 stakes performers, 20 Group race winners.

 

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