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Invincible Spirit Adds UK Black-Type
Former European Champion 1st Season Sire & Chatswood Stud shuttler Invincible Spirit (Green Desert-Rafha, by Kris) added a UK black-type success when Irish-bred 4YO gelding Staying On (Invincible Spirit-Lakatoi, by Saddlers' Hall) scored a front-running 0.75-length victory in the £40,000 (A$82,000) Listed Doncaster Mile (8 furlongs) for 4YOs & up at Doncaster. Staying On (ridden by Adam Kirby for trainer Walter Swinburn) defeated French-bred 4YO entire Unnefer (Danehill Dancer-Mimalia, by Silver Hawk) & Irish-bred 5YO gelding Dream Lodge (Grand Lodge-Secret Dream, by Zafonic). Staying On took his overall record to 4 wins & a runner-up (in 2008's UK Listed Hampton Court Stakes over 10 furlongs at Royal Ascot) from 9 starts for £111,553 (A$230,000) earnings.