Capri converts on Australia Day

Larneuk Stud stallion O’Lonhro picked the right occasion to sire his first domestic winner on Australia Day.

His first-starter Little Capri led from the outset in the Sureway Employment Maiden (1000m) at Wagga on Monday.  The gelding scored by a long-neck for Jerilderie trainer Phil Sweeney and his apprentice daughter Brooke.

Little Capri (3g O’Lonhro – Angel Of Capri by Archway) is a homebred for Larneuk owner Nev Murdoch and is the first and, so far, only foal from a daughter of Melbourne stakes performer Blue Capri (Proven Valour).

O’Lonhro had sired his first winner when Black Magic was a brilliant debut winner in Singapore on November 23.  At his only other start, the Theo Kieser trainee was runner-up to Blue Swede (NZ) on January 4.

O’Lonhro (Lonhro) emulated his own sire with a Group 2 victory in the 2009 Chelmsford Stakes before retiring to Larneuk Stud.  He is also closely related to champion first-season stallion I Am Invincible.