Ridgemont Highlands’ inform stallion Canford Cliffs came up with his 15th winner from his first South African born crop when his son Canford Lights ran out a game winner at Kenilworth on Saturday.
Fourth at his previous start, the Candice Bass-Robinson trained colt showed the benefit of experience when scoring a thrilling win in Saturday’s Elcarbo Industrial Supplies Maiden Juvenile Plate (1500m).
Under the inform Aldo Domeyer, Canford Lights, ran on strongly to get up close home and prevail, in a ding-dong tussle, by a long neck.
Bred by Ridgemont Highlands, Canford Lights was produced by the National Emblem mare Diamond Emblem.
His five time G1 winning sire Canford Cliffs has made a superb start to his stud career with his 15 two-year-old winners thus far placing him above the such stellar sires as Vercingetorix, Trippi and Var on South Africa’s Leading Sires of 2YOs premiership for 2021-2022.
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