Charm Spirit wins Qatar Prix du Moulin (Gr1) 

Charm Spirit wins with Thiery Jarnet Qatar Prix du Moulin (Gr1) at Longchamp.
Charm Spirit squeezes through for Moulin glory

Fifth in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas and always held in high regard by trainer Freddy Head, he hugged the rail throughout under Thierry Jarnet as he raced in company with Richard Hughes on Toronado, immediately behind the pace-setting Mogadishio.

Jarnet got a perfect gap two furlongs out and his partner showed a taking turn of foot when asked to quicken. Toronado pushed him all the way, but Charm Spirit held on well as Guineas winner Night Of Thunder, stablemate of the Richard Hannon-trained runner-up, finished strongly for third.

Head said of the winner: "He is a horse that can go on any ground, he is very well balanced and is mentally very strong. He is a very good horse. He had a good race, he had to battle. I knew that my horse was well and he had progressed a lot. He has got better, physically he has changed a lot and he had worked well. Either we go to Ascot (QEII) or we don't run him again and wait for next year."
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(14/09/2014)