Charm Spirit Taking Off

Media Release - Monday July 29
Yesterday's impressive Australian 2YO winner Heirborn highlighted the weekend return of Leading First Season Sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) to his southern hemisphere base at Windsor Park Stud in Cambridge.

Charm SpiritScoring on debut for trainer Anthony Freedman, the exciting 2YO became Charm Spirit's sixth individual first-crop winner when displaying an impressive turn of foot to win by just under 4 lengths in the 1300m event at Bendigo.

"The owners have been patient and they should be rewarded for that, he is only going to continue to get better with more time and racing," said Freedman who will assess the two-year-old over the coming days before deciding on an immediate plan for him.

"We might put him aside for a short break and target the back end of the Spring but I will give him a couple of days to get over today first."

Purchased for $125,000 by Bahen Bloodstock & Anthony Freedman Racing from the 2018 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale, Heirborn's victory closely follows the success of Sansom, another son of Charm Spirit, who recorded his third win in succession the previous weekend in Melbourne for trainer Phillip Stokes

Charm Spirit's first southern hemisphere crop are rising 3YO's and they also include Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman's leading 2019 2YO Group winner and multiple Gr.1 placed fillyAretha, the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace trained filly Fascino, a close up fourth in a Listed race at Flemington, together with Tony Pike's recent multiple stakes placed juvenile Jager Bombed.

The highest earning son of Invincible Spirit, Charm Spirit hails from the same family as Australian champion sires Encosta De Lago and Flying Spur and is a triple Gr.1 winning miler of Prix du Moulin de Longchamp and Ascot's showpiece championship mile event, the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

News from Windsor Park Stud

Race Result - Girls Day Out At The Races Mdn 1300m

Bendigo Track: Soft(7) Time: 1:19.19
T: Anthony Freedman J: Damien Thornton 56
2g Charm Spirit (IRE) x Zaloot (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Commando Miss
T: Shea Eden J: S Baster 54
2f Zebedee (GB) x Via Laurentina (AUS) (Stratum (AUS))
La Mer Celtique
T: M C Kent J: Beau Mertens 56.5
3f The Factor (USA) x Celtic Sea (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
T: B I Stanaway J: J Maskiell 58.5
4g Burgundy (NZ) x Saltatio (NZ) (Holy Roman Emperor (IRE))
Rapid Eagle
T: M D Moroney J: M J Dee 58.5
3g Rip Van Winkle (IRE) x Notice Received (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
Dylan's Star
T: Ted Grogan J: Logan McNeil 55.5
5g Dylan Thomas (IRE) x Glitterati (GB) (Observatory (USA))
It's Trumps
T: G A Osborne J: N Souquet 58.5
3g Americain (USA) x Anniversary Belle (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Call Me Cain
T: Ms S Naylor J: Declan Bates 58.5
3g Americain (USA) x Blagdon (USA) (Gone West (USA))
T: M A Kavanagh J: J Bowditch 56.5
3f High Chaparral (IRE) x Set To Talk (AUS) (Reset (AUS))
Count On Conflict
T: P G Carey J: Jack Martin 56.5
3f War (AUS) x White Countess (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
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