12 Winners for Charm Spirit


Exciting young Windsor Park shuttler Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) added a 12th winner to this tally in the UK overnight with a resounding victory at Windsor for Lively Lydia.

Trained by Eve Johnson Houghton, Lively Lydia bolted clear to win the six furlong maiden by five lengths in a big field of 14.

She was a short priced favourite having finished fifth and third at her first two outings and looked well capable of winning better races.

Lively Lydia is the sixth winner from stakes-placed Daylami mare Coventina.

A triple Group I winning son of Invincible Spirit, Charm Spirit has made a positive impression at Australasian yearling sales this year with his first Southern Hemisphere bred yearlings.

Charm Spirit had 30 yearlings average $112,000 at Karaka Book 1 and also had four yearlings average $216,250 at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale on the Gold Coast.

His yearlings sold for up to $400,000 with his top seller a filly from Lady Kipling sold by Windsor Park Stud at Karaka and bought by Ciaron Maher / Waterford Bloodstock.

Charm Spirit stands for fee on application.