Fourth Winner for Charm Spirit
18 JUN 2018 | BY TARA MADGWICK, BREEDNET
Windsor Park shuttler Charm Spirit (IRE) added another winner to his tally with a Sandown success overnight in the UK for two year-old colt Oberyn Martell.
Having his second start, Oberyn Martell strode clear to win over five furlongs by a length and three-quarters.
"He is very straightforward and has done everything right. He's got a lot of growing in him and improvement to come. He has the Doncaster Sales race entry, which is over 6f, and that could be a target," said his trainer Eve Johnson.
Oberyn Martell is the first winner from Nickels and Dimes, a half-sister by Teofilo to stakes-winner Kalahari Gold.
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 $2616,250 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 at Karaka and bought by Ciaron Maher / Waterford Bloodstock.