Article Date: 20-May-2012
Henrythenavigator and Captain Marvelous were represented today by first crop winners.
Cristoforo Colombo (by Henrythenavigator) made a winning debut over 6f at Navan. The Aidan O'Brien trained juvenile is the second foal out of La Traviata (by Johannesburg) and he is a half-brother to the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes winner Crusade (by Mr Greeley). He was bred by the La Traviata Syndicate.
Captain Blue (by Captain Marvelous) made it third time lucky when scoring over 6f at Ripon. Karen Theobald's homebred colt is trained by Bill Turner and he is out of Amoras (by Hamas) who is a half-sister to the pattern winning sprinter Cyrano Storme (by Cyrano de Bergerac).
Henrythenavigator (by Kingmambo) stands at Ashford Stud in Kentucky while Captain Marvelous (by Invincible Spirit) is at Haras Des Fontaines in France.
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