Captain’s Lover grandson makes winning debut in UK

Last Voyage, a grandson of G1 Cape Fillies Guineas winning champion Captain’s Lover, made an eye catching winning debut for Godolphin at Windsor on Monday.

Captain's Lover

Captain’s Lover

The son of Eskendereya, a $335 000 buy from this year’s Fasig Tipton Gulfstream Sale, was given a confident ride by William Buick to lift the spoils in a novice stakes over 1021 going away and looks a nice type in the making.

Trained by Charlie Appleby, the Team Valor/Gaynor Rupert bred Last Voyage holds an entry in the Listed totepool Two-Year-Old Trophy later in the year.

Last Voyage, the first foal of his dam, is out of the unraced mare Shipboard Romance, a daughter of Pulpit and Captain’s Lover.

The latter, herself a half-sister to fellow Fillies Guineas winner Ebony Flyer, was South Africa’s Equus Champion 3YO Female Miler in 2008, and also landed the G3 Prix du Pin in France and Matchmaker Stakes in the US.
In all, Captain’s Lover won four major stakes races and also ran third in the G1 Paddock Stakes and fourth in the G1 Prix de la Foret. The daughter of Captain Al has also made waves in the sales ring –her daughter Song Of Happiness fetched R3.2 million at the 2014 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, while another filly out of Captain’s Lover, by Var, made R3.6million at this year’s Premier Yearling Sale.

Captain’s Lover’s dam Sunshine Lover was Broodmare Of The Year in 2011.

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