Team Dynasty’s Blossom / (Photo – Candiese Lenferna Photography)
More Gold For Dynasty’s Blossom
Dynasty’s Blossom, heroine of last season’s Grade 3 eLan Gold Cup, claimed more feature race success when she scored a thrilling, last stride win in the Grade 3 DStv Gold Vase (3000m) at Hollywoodbets Greyville this weekend.
Formerly trained by Joey Ramsden, the now Brett Crawford handled mare was sent off a 35-4 shot for Saturday’s marathon race, with Dynasty’s Blossom making just her second start since in February in the 2020 Gold Vase.
The R125,000 race always had a wide-open look to it, and it was the consistent Gauteng raider Factor Fifty who eventually started the 73-20 tote favourite. Kenilworth Cup runner up Swift Surprise went out to make the running, before Shenanigans made a bold move from the back of the field to take over and he went on to make the pace. Shenanigans’ stablemate Before Noon (10-1) hit the front 300m from home, and looked home and hosed, before Dynasty’s Blossom, under a superbly timed ride from Warren Kennedy, charged home and went on to score by a short head.
Before Noon, game back in second, did his future Gold Cup prospects no harm in second, and finished just under three-parts of a length clear of a fast finishing Dark Moon Rising (11-1) who caught the eye by storming home for third spot.
Dynasty’s Blossom wins the Grade 3 Gold Vase / (Photo – Candiese Lenferna Photography)
It was a tremendous win from Dynasty’s Blossom, who had a wide draw of 12 to overcome and who conceded 6kgs to the runner up, and the Dynasty mare stopped the clock in a time of 194.79. Dynasty’s Blossom, who was picking up her first win since landing the 2019 Gold Cup, has now won four of 27 starts for earnings of R1 275 175.
The five-year-old provided her deceased sire Dynasty with a quick feature race double on Saturday, with the former Vodacom Durban July winner also responsible for Saturday’s Grade 3 Campanajo 2200 winner Sovereign Spirit.
Originally a R4 500 000 buy from the 2016 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, Dynasty’s Blossom is out of the Danehill Dancer sired Grade 3 Final Fling Stakes winner Crimson Blossom – also dam of Listed East Cape Guineas winner Brilliant Crimson and Stormsvlei Stakes runner up Flame Tree. Crimson Blossom hails from the same family as Prix Vermeille winner, and outstanding producer, Darara (granddam of champion Too Darn Hot) and French Derby winner and leading sire Darshaan.