The Australasian two-year-old season is in it's infancy, but first season sire Henrythenavigator (USA) has already made a big impression with his first runners in the Northern Hemisphere.
In England on Thursday, the well-bred debutant Chengho defied his inexperience to take out a 1400m maiden, becoming the 14th first crop winner for Henrythenavigator. The Sir Michael Stoute trainee showed a 'taking' burst of speed once balanced up in the straight to come from near last to win going away by three-quarters of a length. A half-brother to multiple G1 winner Harlan's Holiday, Chengho is an interesting prospect going into the 2013 season.
Hours later at Santa Anita in the USA, the John Sadler trained filly Jubliant Girl broke her maiden at the first time of asking over 1300m on the turf course. She is the 15th individual winner from the first crop of Henrythenavigator.
Henrythenavigator's first crop of Northern Hemisphere runners already includes G1 winner Pedro The Great. This weekend at the Breeders' Cup his daughter Infanta Branca and son George Vancouver both go in search of further G1 glory for their sire in the G1 Juvenile Fillies Turf and the G1 Juvenile Turf respectively.
Henrythenavigator (pictured) has a host of well-bred progeny to run for him this season in Australasia and he already has progeny making a big impression on training circuits in Australia and New Zealand.
Henrythenavigator stands at Coolmore Australia at a fee of $22,000 incl. GST.
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