Ridgemont Highlands’ five-time G1 winning stallion Canford Cliffs looks to have come up with a very smart filly indeed in the form of Jin Jin who remained unbeaten when winning the Gr3 Prix Perth at Saint-Cloud.
Top-class five-year-old Run Fox Run showed her considerable class when making much of the running to land a competitive looking Pinnacle Stakes on the Kenilworth winter course on Saturday for Ridgemont Highlands and Crawford Racing.
Ridgemont Highlands’ five time Gr1 winning sire Canford Cliffs enjoyed a big payday on Saturday afternoon, when his four-year-old daughter Jin Jin captured the Gr3 Prix Perth at Saint-Cloud.
The Australian-bred Run Fox Run, making her 5 year old season debut after a 16 week break following a narrow defeat to Gauteng Champion Celtic Sea in the Gr1 SA Fillies Sprint in July, stormed to victory in the Pinnacle Stakes for Ridgemont Racing and Brett Crawford.
Wayne Kieswetter, for many years a leading investor in South African racing and breeding was acknowledged with an appropriate accolade for his overall contribution to racing in the Western Cape, when recently crowned the province’s champion owner of last season.
The three-year-old son of Arrowfield Stud sire Snitzel, Real Gone Kid, bred (in Australia) and owned by Ridgemont Highlands, improved on a debut sixth-place finish when making nearly all the running to land the second race at Durbanville on Saturday.
The powerful Ridgemont Highlands broodmare band has been boosted by the acquisition of another accomplished racemare. Dual stakes winner Freedom Charter is yet another top-class mare set to visit multiple Grade 1 winner Canford Cliffs this season.
Ridgemont Highlands look to have an exciting stallion on their hands in the form of G1 Computaform Sprint winner Rafeef. The winner of six of only ten starts, and a full-brother to G1 winning champion Mustaaqeem, Rafeef has a potent, power-packed pedigree.
Ridgemont Highlands’ G1 winning sire Potala Palace, whose unbeaten son Katak is set to continue his career in Singapore, hails from an outstanding family, and this family could be headed for more glory if promising three-year-old Cetshwayo has anything to do with it.