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1st Winner For Freshman Sire Captain Marvelous
In the UK, Gr2-winning Irish-bred 8YO freshman stallion Captain Marvelous (Invincible Spirit-Shesasmartlady, by Dolphin Street) recorded his 1st winner when 2YO colt Captain Blue (Captain Marvelous-Amoras, by Hamas) scored over 6 furlongs at Ripon for trainer Bill Turner. His sire Captain Marvelous (who originally stood 3 seasons at Ireland's Ballyhane Stud) now stands at Haras Des Fontaines in Frabnce for €2,500 (A$3,200). On the track, Captain Marvelous won France's Gr2 Criterium De Maisons-Lafitte (1200m) & the UK Listed Leicestershire Stakes (7 furlongs), as well as finishing 3rd in the UK Gr1 Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (6 furlongs); overall he won 4 of 22 starts for almost £150,000 (A$240,000) earnings.