Henry off mark in style

Four-time Group 1 winner Henrythenavigator had his first winner at the Curragh on Sunday when Infanta Branca (2f Henrythenavigator-Totemic, by Vanlandingham) ran out an impressive winner for trainer Aidan O’Brien.

The filly, ridden by O’Brien’s son Joseph, was sent off odds-on favourite for the five-furlong maiden and won in good style from the Jim Bolger-trained Leitir Mor (2c Holy Roman Emperor-Christinas Letter, by Galileo).

Aidan O’Brien told www.irishracing.com: “She looks a real Queen Mary type of filly, she’s very fast and exciting. Like a lot of our other Henrythenavigator two-year-olds, she has his speed. We always thought a lot of her. Joseph said she hit the gates and was there (in front) very early but let her stride on. She will go for the Listed Marble Hill Stakes next.”

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