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Rafeef (Redoute’s Choice – National Colour)

Ridgemont Highlands’ sensational young sire Rafeef continues to impress, and enjoyed yet more success with his first-crop at the Vaal on Thursday.

His Ashley Fortune trained two-year-old daughter Bella Chica picked up her second win with a fluent performance over 1000 metres.

Under Gabriel Pieterse, Bella Chica raced just off the pace in the early stages of Thursday’s Tellytrack.com Juvenile Plate, and when asked the question, smartened up very quickly.

Despite drifting across the course, Bella Chica proved far too strong for her rivals and pulled right away to win by two and a half lengths.

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Bella Chica (Rafeef – War Path) / Photo: JC Photos

Bred by Klawervlei Stud, Bella Chica has now won twice from six starts.

Out of the Captain Al mare War Path, Bella Chica looks a smart sort in the making, who won’t stop with this win.

She is one of ten first crop winners for Rafeef thus far, with the latter’s tally including BSA Cape Yearling Sale Cup winner Mounia and the likes of Ravensthorpe and Darjeeling.

A son of outstanding sire Redoute’s Choice (whose mighty son Snitzel continues to impress in Australasia), Rafeef won six of just ten starts including both the G1 Computaform Sprint and G2 Hawaii Stakes.

Ridgemont Highlands Dominante July Day Juvenile Feature

Leading Robertson nursery, Ridgemont Highlands, achieved a notable feat on Saturday -with Ridgemont Highlands bred runners Bard Of Avon, William Robertson and Team Gold finishing first, third and fourth in the R400 000 Bloodstock SA Sales Cup.

Rapid-Fire Double For Rafeef

Ridgemont Highlands’ exciting young stallion Rafeef supplied a pair of winners at the Vaal on Tuesday, with Master Archie and William Robertson becoming Rafeef’s 12th and 13th first crop winners respectively.

Pretty Young Thing Retires To Ridemont Highlands

Top-class filly Pretty Young Thing has been retired to stud, and will join Ridgemont Highlands’ growing band of top-class mares.

Rafeef Filly Wins Again!

Ridgemont Highlands’ sensational young sire Rafeef continues to impress, and Rafeef enjoyed yet more success with his first-crop at the Vaal on Thursday when Fortune Racing’s Bella Chica record back to back victories.

Wayne Kieswetter Crowned Cape Champion Owner

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.

Rafeef Possesses Potent, Power-Packed Pedigree

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.

Rafeef Relative Impresses On Debut

Dynasty’s Blossom bounced back to her best form with a win in Saturday’s Gr3 Gold Vase over 3000m at Greyville for trainer Brett Crawford.

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