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Invincible Spirit Adds Italian Black-Type
In Italy overnight, former European Champion 1st Season Sire & Chatswood Stud shuttler Invincible Spirit (Green Desert-Rafha, by Kris) added a black-type success when Irish-bred daughter Laguna Salada (Invincible Spirit-Flying Flag, by Entrepreneur) scored by a neck in the €61,000 (A$116,000) Listed Premio Alberto Zanoletti Di Rozzano (1800m) for 3YO fillies at San Siro in Milan. Laguna Salada (ridden by Mario Esposito for trainer Roberto Feligioni) defeated fellow Irish-breds Queen Sensazione (King Charlemagne-Sensazione, by Cadeaux Genereux) & Aloe (Fantastic Light-River Hill, by Danehill). Last year Laguna Salada won Italy's Listed Premio Coolmore (1500m) at San Siro, as well as also finishing 2nd in the Listed Premio Gino Mantovani (1500m) at San Siro & 3rd in the Listed Premio Vittorio Crespi (1200m) at San Siro. Overall she now has 3 wins & 4 placings from 8 starts.