Spirited sprint win in Ireland

Our Jonathan, a son of former Chatswood Stud shuttler Invincible Spirit, powered home to a one-length victory in the LR Danehill Dancer Tipperary Stakes at Dundalk on Saturday.

Our Jonathan (2c Invincible Spirit – Sheik´n Swing by Celtic Swing) missed the start but scored with something in hand.  The winner is prepared by Yorkshire-based trainer Kevin Ryan who shipped the colt across the Irish Sea after winning a Pontefract maiden by six lengths earlier this month.

Ryan said Our Jonathan will start next in the G2 Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster.  He cost 25,000 guineas (AUD 53,320) for owner Dr Marwan Koukash at the Tattersalls 2yo Sale in May.  He hails from the family of top-class English 1000 Guineas (G1) winner Pebbles.