Tuesday, 17 July 2012
: The encouraging start Henrythenavigator has made to his stud career has continued with two-year-old colt George Vancouver easily shedding his maiden tag over 1200m in Ireland on Monday.
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The Aidan O'Brien trainee won by a comprehensive three and quarter lengths after travelling strongly on the speed throughout and quickening smartly in the straight.
It was a win that impressed jockey Joseph O'Brien.
"He's always shown plenty of speed from day one. He's only won a maiden there but I'd imagine he'll step up to listed or group class now.
"He really quickened up and sprinted all the way to the line. He wants good ground as Henrythenavigator
wanted it quick," O'Brien said.
A $450,000 weanling purchase at the 2010 Keeneland November Sale, George Vancouver is a son of the Danzig mare Versailles Treaty and hails from the family of former top US sire General Assembly.Henrythenavigator
's first European crop already contains a number of exciting prospects including the likes of G2 Coventry Stakes placegetter Cristoforo Colombo, stakes performing filly Infanta Branca and impressive maiden winner Pedro The Great.
His first Australasian crop are two-year-olds of the 2012/13 season and includes progeny that are set to be trained by the likes of Mark Kavanagh, John O'Shea, Gai Waterhouse, Mick Price, Anthony Cummings, Tim Martin, Anthony Freedman, Mark Kavanagh, Mike Moroney, Gerald Ryan, Clarry Connors, John Sadler, Paul Perry, Les Bridge, Bede Murray and many more of Australasia's leading trainers.Henrythenavigator
will stand the 2012 season at Coolmore
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