Sire: Charm Spirit

Colour: Bay

Dam: The Mighty Lions

Sex: Gelding

Age: 5

Foaled: Sep 21, 2016

Country: New Zealand

Trainer: Joe Pride

Owners: Proven Thoroughbreds (Mgr: A J Walter), M A Gray-Spencer, A J Halloran, T A Walter, L J Gray, P C Camilleri, S M Vella, P J Allwood, J A McAuslan, J M Cross, W D Glass, Mrs C M Cook, F W Cook, T D F Hughes, G B Kirby, P J Wood, A Pendleton, D M A M Mathews, G Buchanan & Mrs J Allwood

21: 3 - 4 - 5
Wins: 14.3%
Place: 42.9%




Bay coltFoaled in 2016

SireInvincible SpiritGreen DesertDanzig
2011L'EnjoleuseMontjeuSadler's Wells
DamGrosvenorSir TristramSir Ivor
1998Maybe YesLast TycoonTry My Best
  Nile EmpressUpper Nile

CHARM SPIRIT (IRE) (Bay 2011-Stud GB 2015, NZ 2015). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 1600m, Ascot Queen Elizabeth II S., Gr.1, Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Gr.1. Grandson of a half-sister to SW Russian Bond. Sire of 119 rnrs, 44 wnrs, inc. SW Yourtimeisnow (Salisbury Dick Poole S., Gr.3), Kick On, SP Charming Kid, Epistrophy, etc. His oldest NZ-bred progeny are 2YOs and inc SW Aretha (Matamata Breeders S., Gr.2), SP Jager Bombed and of the placegetters Sneaky, Cielo Stellato, etc.


1st dam

THE MIGHTY LIONS, by Grosvenor. 6 wins from 1300m to 2250m, NZ$171,225, A$148,300, Avondale Gold Cup, Gr.1, VRC Rosteron Staff Rostering H., ARC Aim Proximity H., MRC Savoir H., Molly's Robe H., 2d Avondale Cup, Gr.1, TRC Hobart Cup, Gr.3, MRC Visit H., MVRC Mothers Milk Trophy H., 3d MRC Blink Bonny H., 4th Auckland Cup, Gr.1-twice, South Australian Oaks, Gr.1, GCTC Prime Minister's Cup, Gr.2, SAJC St Leger, L. Half-sister to MARENOSTRO, Grandissima, Promise Keeper. Dam of nine named foals, eight to race, all winners, inc:-

VAQUERA (f. by High Chaparral). 3 wins from 1400m to 1900m, A$213,630, Newcastle JC Tibbie S., Gr.3, ATC Australian Turf Club H., 2d ATC Darley P., 3d BRC Queensland Oaks, Gr.1, ATC Craven P., Gr.3, BRC Doomben Roses, Gr.3, ATC Might & Power H., 4th ATC City Tattersalls Club Cup, L. Dam of-

Superbowl Sunday. Winner at 1400m in 2018-19 in Aust.

Minnaleo (f. by Black Minnaloushe). 4 wins at 1600m, 1800m, Otaki Maori RC Tui Backing a Winner H., 2d WRC Gazley Premier H.

All the Winners (g. by Black Minnaloushe). 4 wins at 1200m, 1650m, HKJC Shun Lee H., Longines International Jockey Championship H., Stanley H., Poplar H., 2d HKJC Po Yee H., 3d HKJC Pitt H., Mesia H.

Stealth Cat (f. by High Chaparral). Winner at 1700m, 3d WATC H.

Mighty Aslan (g. by Pour Moi). Winner at 1600m in 2018-19 in NZ.

Crafty Lion (g. by Mastercraftsman). Winner at 2000m in 2018-19 in Aust.

The Lion Queen (f. by High Chaparral). Winner at 1600m in NZ.

Kesari (f. by Volksraad). Winner at 1200m in Aust.


2nd dam

MAYBE YES, by Last Tycoon. Winner at 1200m in Aust. Half-sister to Kaaptive Empress (dam of PRESS STATEMENT, PRESSDAY), Quaglino (dam of DINNER DATE). Dam of 15 named foals, 13 to race, 10 winners, inc:-

THE MIGHTY LIONS (Grosvenor). 6 wins. See above.

MARENOSTRO (Duelled). 10 wins from 1400m to 1600m, A$506,650, ATC Winter Challenge H., L, FIIG H., Neville Begg H., Forum Group H., McGrath Estate Agents H., All Too Hard at Vinery H., TAB Rewards H., 2d Hawkesbury RC Rowley Mile H., L, ATC Global Independent QC H., McGrath Estate Agents H., 3d ATC Doncaster Prelude, Gr.3, Premier's Cup Prelude H., Cellarbrations H., Dooleys H., Ranvet H., 4th ATC Winter S., L.

Promise Keeper (Success Express). 8 wins from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$37,525, S$502,555, Singapore TC Open H., Hawkes Bay Enterprise Motor Group Ltd H., Waikato RC Loch Haven Thoroughbreds H., Avondale JC Laurie Eccles H., Singapore TC Class 2 H., Class 2 H., Benchmark 97 H., 2d Singapore TC EW Barker Trophy, L, Kranji Mile, L, Glenmorgan Sprint Trophy, Taranaki RC New Zealand Bloodstock H., Waikato RC JR Ryan H., Singapore TC Merlion Trophy H., Marsiling H., 3d Singapore TC Star Prince Challenge, L, Class 1 H.-3 times.

Grandissima (Savabeel). 2 wins at 1950m, 2000m, 2d CJC Warstep S., L. Dam of-

Scandalo. 7 wins to 1450m, NZ$138,750, to 2017-18, Hawkes Bay Hastings Cup, Preferment at Brighthill Farm H., NZ Contractors Federation H., Hawke's Bay Owners Association H., Levin RC Red Diamond Services H., Rotorua RC Rydges H., 2d Rangitikei RC John Turkington Forestry H., WRC New World Hutt Valley H., P & R H., 3d Otaki Maori RC Riverstone Cafe H.

Prodigal Son. 5 wins from 1400m to 2100m, NZ$87,448, to 2018-19, Waikato RC Jamark Plumbing H., Rotorua RC Cup Day Saturday May 11th H., Craig Thom Memorial H., Metalcraft H., 2d Rotorua RC Burton Construction H., Taumarunui RC Taumarunui & Districts RSA H., 3d Rotorua RC Rydges Hotel Rotorua H., 4th ARC 3YO Salver, L.

Casita. 5 wins from 1200m to 1900m, NZ$8,475, A$78,720, AJC Kellyville H., STC Ranvet H., Sara Lee Foodservice H., 2d STC Centenary Insitute H., 3d AJC Honda Accord P., Oopik H., STC Sport & Tourism Youth Foundation H., De Bortoli Black Creek Winery H., IGA H., City Tatt's RC McGrath Estate Agents P.H.

Elusive Lady. 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m, Hawkes Bay ATI Engineering Hastings H. Producer.

St Capean. 2 wins at 1400m, Matamata RC Murray Wastney Ltd P.


3rd dam

NILE EMPRESS, by Upper Nile. 6 wins-2 at 2-from 6f to 1¼m, Garden State Oaklyn S., L, York Brewery Centenary S., 2d Garden State Bellmawr S., L, 3d Keystone Poquessing H., L. Dam of 10 named foals, 9 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

Kaaptive Empress. 9 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$88,600, AJC Sledmere H., 3d STC Blackwoods Sutton Tools H., Bright Print H., Wentworthville Leagues Ladies Bowls H. Dam of-

PRESS STATEMENT (Hinchinbrook). 6 wins-3 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m, A$1,832,275, BRC JJ Atkins S., Gr.1, MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, ATC Hobartville S., Gr.2, Stan Fox S., Gr.2, TAB Place Multi 2YO P., TAB Place Multi H., 2d ATC Randwick Guineas, Gr.1, Run to the Rose H., Gr.2, 3d ATC George Ryder S., Gr.1.

PRESSDAY (Domesday). 5 wins-4 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, US$27,480, A$852,400, BRC TJ Smith Classic, Gr.1, MRC Sandown Guineas, Gr.2, BRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2, Champagne Classic, Gr.2, AJC Preferred Seating 2YO H., 3d AJC Skyline S., Gr.3, Santa Anita Joe Hernandez H., L. Sire.

Nikmat. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m, MVRC Sunicrust Bakeries H., 2d SAJC Carrington Champagne H., 3d VATC Nicopolis H., SAJC Dr Pepper Mile H.

Goin and Growin. 2 wins at 1½m, 2m, Haydock Hawthorn H.

Quaglino. 3 wins at 1200m, 1400m in Aust. Dam of-

DINNER DATE (Mossman). Winner at 2, A$80,307, MRC Merson Cooper S., L, 3d VRC Ottawa S., L, SAJC Alan Sheppard H., MRC Hyland Race Colours H.


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