DUAL GR.1 WINNER AT 2 & 2-YEAR-OLD CHAMPION. Top rated juvenile in England and France in 2015. Undefeated in 6 consecutive races including four of the most anticipated 2-year-old races in Europe.
INVINCIBLE SPIRIT’S BEST 2-YEAR-OLD PERFORMER - EVER. Timeform rating of 123+ at 2. Winner of the Prix Morny Gr.1, the Middle Park Stakes Gr.1, the July Stakes Gr.2 and the Vintage Stakes Gr.2.
IN 2020, 5 BLACKTYPE PERFORMERS and 17 individual
2-year-old winners* with his first crop of runners,
including SAEIQA, placed in the Coventry St. Gr.2 at
Royal Ascot, LEGAL ATTACK, runner-up in the Prix
Eclipse Gr.3 at Chantilly, and NO SPEAK ALEXANDER,
second of the Ingabelle St. LR at Leopardstown. Also
the sire of undefeated dual winner KING SHALAA.
IN AUSTRALIA, his first runner SHAQUERO won the Breeders’
Plate Gr.3 at Randwick, while NICE FOR WHAT was a
runner-up in the Ottawa Stakes Gr.3 at Flemington on
*data to 5th November 2020
SHALAA has the particularity to be inbred 3x3 on Danzig via his sire, Invincible Spirit, a son of Green Desert, and his damsire War Chant. The matriarch Doubly Sure, dam of Kris and Diesis, also appears twice within the fourth generation of SHALAA’s pedigree.
Looking at Invincible Spirit ‘s 15 Gr.1 winners to date, 8 of them have Mr Prospector within the first four generations of their maternal line. The most successful mating remains with daughters or granddaughters of Machiavellian, but is also proven with descendants of Kingmambo, Gone West, Gulch and Seeking The Gold.
80% of Invincible Spirit’s Gr.1 winners to date include other sons of Northern Dancer in the first five generations of their maternal lines : mainly Nijinsky and Sadler’s Wells, together responsible for 7 of his 15 Gr.1 winners, but also The Minstrel, Nureyev and Lyphard.
It is also worth noting that from Invincible Spirit’s 15 Gr.1 winners, 4 are closely related to Blushing Groom on their dam side, 4 to Sir Gaylord (including Shalaa who is himself linebred 5x5 on Sir Gaylord), and 3 to Mill Reef.
At 2-years-old, in 6 runs
1st Middle Park Stakes Gr.1, Newmarket UK, 6f . 1200m
1st Prix Morny Gr.1, Deauville FR, 6f . 1200m
1st Richmond Stakes Gr.2, Goodwood UK, 6f . 1200m
1st July Stakes Gr.2, Newmarket UK, 6f . 1200m
1st Maiden Stakes, Newmarket UK, 6f . 1200m
At 3-years-old, 2 runs
1st Prix Bengough Stakes Gr.3, Ascot UK, 6f . 1200m