Winning Double for Charm Spirit
Windsor Park shuttler Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) sired a winning double in the UK overnight with Oberyn Martell scoring his second victory from just three starts, while Forseti opened his account to be the fifth winner for his promising young sire.
Following a promising debut run for fourth at Newbury, Forseti scored a determined win over seven furlongs at his second start while Oberyn Martell, from the stable of Eve Johnson Houghton, was a short priced favourite for his race and was dominant at the finish in cruising clear to win the six furlong sprint by more than two lengths.
"Oberyn Martell is just Mr Professional. He takes it all in his stride. He is likely to go for the Doncaster Sales race at York next month," said Johnson Houghton.
A triple Group I winner and highest earning 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 at Karaka and bought by Ciaron Maher / Waterford Bloodstock.