Ridgemont Highlands To Present Stellar Premier Sale Draft

Leading Robertson farm, Ridgemont Highlands, will be offering a superb consignment at this year’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale.

Not only does this draft include yearlings by such notable stallions as the exciting Canford Cliffs, Captain Of All, Danon Platina, Potala Palace and boom sire Rafeef, Ridgemont Highlands will also be offering a number of yearlings produced by top race mares and producers.

The Ridgemont Highlands’ Premier Sale draft includes the produce of daughters of such outstanding stallions such as Badger Land, Dynasty, High Chaparral, Silvano, Var and Western Winter.

Lot 1: Chestnut Colt, HONSHU
(Danon Platina x Baltia, by Var)
Pedigree and Parade Footage

The very first yearling by Deep Impact’s Champion son Danon Platina to go through a sales ring, Honshu is out of a winning daughter of deceased top sire Var.

This colt, whose dam is inbred to Storm Cat -broodmare sire of numerous top-class horses sired by Deep Impact, sports a G3 placed own sister to four-time G1 winner, and Equus Champion, Mother Russia as his granddam, and is also from the family of former South African Horse Of The Year Winter Solstice.

Lot 12: Bay Filly, SUNSHINE DAY
(Potala Palace x Carienda, by Duke of Marmalade)
Pedigree and Parade Footage

By G1 Premier’s Champion Stakes winner Potala Palace, sire of the G1-winning sprinting mare Singforafa and the exiting Singapore based Katak.

This filly is out of the Australian-bred half-sister to seven-time G1 winner and Champion Older Horse Grand Armee from the family of Gr1 winners Wylie Hall, Anamato, Deal Principal, Yourdeel, Genius And Evil as well as boom colt Anamoe.

Lot 13: Bay Filly, CONCERTO
(Canford Cliffs x Casadesus, by High Chaparral)
Pedigree and Parade Footage

A daughter of star miler, and five-time G1 winner Canford Cliffs, Concerto is out of a three-time-winning daughter of dual Derby winner and outstanding sire High Chaparral.

This filly’s granddam, Push A Venture, is a Shirley Heights half-sister to the stakes placed dam of Cartier Horse Of The Year, and highly successful sire, Rock Of Gibraltar, and further back this is the family of outstanding stallion Riverman.

Lot 21: Bay Filly, BEATING WINGS
(Rafeef x Cool River, by Western Winter)
Pedigree and Parade Footage

By last season’s Leading First Season Sire, and current Leading Second Season Sire Rafeef, Beating Wings is a half-sister to four multiple winners including Listed KZN Guineas Trial winner Stream Ahead and the stakes placed Zambezi Rapids.

Her three-time-winning dam is a half-sister to Listed Off To Stud Handicap winner Himalayan Hill, while granddam Riviersonderend won six times including the Listed Roland’s Song Stakes.

Lot 45: Bay Filly, CROSS CHECK
(Captain Of All x Fly Phillippa, by Dynasty)
Pedigree and Parade Footage

A daughter of Equus Champion Sprinter and triple G1 winner Captain Of All, himself the sire of nine stakes performers including the dual G1 winner Linebacker and the Gr1 winners Shango and Springs Of Carmel.

This filly is out of the Dynasty’s Listed Syringa Handicap placed Fly Phillipa, a half-sister to G3 Protea Stakes winner Olympic Queen and G3 Pretty Polly Stakes winner Speedy Suzy tracing back to the from the family of multiple G1 winner and G1 sire Poet’s Voice.

Lot 46: Bay Filly, KNOCKOUT
(Danon Platina x For The Count, by Dylan Thomas)
Pedigree and Parade Footage

From the first crop of Deep Impact’s Champion 2YO son Danon Platina, Knockout is a half-sister to CTS 1600 winner Count Jack. She is out of a stakes-placed daughter of Danehill’s six time G1 winning son Dylan Thomas, with Knockout’s dam For The Count a half-sister to Italian classic winner Evading Tempete.

Granddam, Late Summer, is a Gone West half-sister to high-class two-year-old Daggers Drawn, and further back this is the family of champions, and influential sires, Diesis and Kris.

Lot 59: Bay Colt, ESCARPMENT
(Canford Cliffs x Icy Fire, by Western Winter)
Pedigree and Parade Footage

From the third crop of five-time G1 winner Canford Cliffs, whose first South African crop have hit the ground running highlighted by the four plus length debut winner Body Electric.

This colt is out of a three-time winning daughter of multiple champion sire, and champion broodmare sire, Western Winter who finished second in the G3 Final Fling Stakes. Icy Fire herself is a half-sister to Listed East Cape Oaks winner She’s A Pippa and the stakes placed Bountiful Harvest, while Icy Fire’s dam is the Jet Master sired G2 Gerald Rosenberg Stakes winner She’s On Fire. From the family of recent Equus Champion Tempting Fate (sired by a son of Jet Master), Escarpment’s fourth dam is G1 July winning champion Devon Air.

Lot 82: Bay Filly, BEST THING EVER
(Canford Cliffs x Love Supreme, by Silvano)
Pedigree and Parade Footage

A bay filly by outstanding miler and five time G1 winner Canford Cliffs, this filly is out of the useful Silvano mare Love Supreme – a full-sister to the smart She’s A Rainbow.

Love Supreme is out of the Jet Master sired dual G1 winner Thunder Dance, whose own dam, Shadow Dancing, won both the G1 Cape Fillies Guineas and G1 Fancourt Majorca Stakes. Best Thing Ever’s fourth dam is former Broodmare Of The Year Off To War, whose progeny include G1 Cape Guineas winner, and multiple champion sire, Captain Al.

Lot 119: Bay Filly, PUSHING LIMITS
(Canford Cliffs x Raise The Bar, by Goldkeeper)
Pedigree and Parade Footage

A daughter of Irish classic winner Canford Cliffs, whose progeny include more than 40 black type performers, Pushing Limits is a half-sister to four winners notably G3 Prix Du Cap winner Rose In Bloom.

The filly is out of Nkosazana Stakes winner Raise The Bar, a daughter of highly successful sire and broodmare sire Goldkeeper, with Raise The Bar’s granddam being top-class racemare Eternal Dancer.

Lot 121: Bay Filly, BORN READY
(Rafeef x Right And Ready, Whipper)
Pedigree and Parade Footage

This filly is a daughter of Redoute’s Choice’s G1 winning son Rafeef, whose impressive first crop includes the likes of William Robertson, Aragosta, Whafeef, Master Archie and Franca.

Born Ready, who hails from one of the best families in the stud book, is a half-sister to four winners including classy G3 Final Fling Stakes runner up Fortune Flies. Her dam Right And Ready is a half-sister to G1 Premier’s Champion Stakes winner, and successful sire, Potala Palace and to G1 WSB Cape Fillies Guineas winner Front And Centre.

From the same female line as breed shaping stallions Sadler’s Wells, Nureyev and Fairy King, this filly’s immediate relatives include British classic winners Golan and North Light.

Lot 124: Chestnut Colt, ARTURO
(Duke Of Marmalade x Royale Noir, by Black Minnaloushe)
Pedigree and Parade Footage

One of just four lots in the sale by the multiple G1 winner Duke of Marmalade, whose South African crops includes G1 winners Temple Graffin and Rain In Holland, this colt is out of the unraced Black Minnaloushe mare Royale Noir, a half-sister to Silvano’s Listed Oaks Trial winner Inaninstant and the multiple G1 placed Sovereign Circle.

Already the dam of two winners highlighted by the G3 Champagne Stakes winner Nastergal, this colt is out of a Black Minnalouhse mare, already the broodmare sire of G1 winners Streets Of Avalon, Stolen Dance and Lion’s Roar.

Lot 133: Bay Colt, MONKEY PUZZLE
(Canford Cliffs x Scent Of Pine, by Badger Land)
Pedigree and Parade Footage

By the same sire as such group/graded stakes winning colts/geldings as Cliff’s Edge, Money Matters, Painted Cliffs and champion Cima Emergency, Monkey Puzzle is a half-brother to four winners notably G1 SA Oaks winner Pine Princess (dam of this season’s high-class three-year-old Pyromaniac), 13-time winner Stone Pine and the dam of SA Oaks runner up Pomander.

Scent Of Pine, a daughter of champion sire Badger Land, is herself a stakes placed, four time winning half-sister to the speedy Wild Wolverine. The latter ranks as granddam of exported G1 SA Classic hero Lobo’s Legend and current top-class performer Seeking The Stars.

Lot 153: Bay Filly, PERFECTLY FABULOUS
(Rafeef x Super Elegant, Daylami)
Pedigree and Parade Footage

A daughter of last season’s Leading First Season Sire, and current Leading Second Season Sire, Rafeef, Perfectly Fabulous is out of the top-class race mare Super Elegant.

The latter, whose sire Daylami also rates as the broodmare sire of such as Logician and Pierro, won four times including the G3 Diana Stakes and G3 Victress Stakes and was also third in both the G3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery and G3 Champagne Stakes.

Lot 165: Bay Filly, STRATA
(Canford Cliffs x Valdivia, by Var)
Pedigree and Parade Footage

A daughter of Irish classic winner Canford Cliffs, whose progeny include more than 40 black type performers, Pushing, this filly is a half-sister to four winners, including the smart pair of Alramz and African Rain, out of G3 Strelitzia Stakes winner Valdivia, a daughter of Var.

The latter is also broodmare sire of champion Tempting Fate and Australian G1 winner In The Congo. Valdivia herself is out of a daughter of champion, and top-class sire and broodmare sire, Irish River, and this is also the family of champion, and Breeders’ Cup winner, Phone Chatter.

Lot 171: Bay Colt, NIGHT JAR
(Rafeef x Vol De Nuit, by Silvano)
Pedigree and Parade Footage

This bay colt is a son of Redoute’s Choice’s G1 winning son Rafeef, whose impressive first crop includes the likes of G3 winners William Robertson and Aragosta.

Out of a three-time winning daughter of multiple champion sire Silvano, this colt’s granddam is a winning three-parts sister to G2 winner, and Equus Champion, Special Parade. Third dam is a four-time winning daughter of multiple champion sire Silvano, and this is the family of numerous G1 winners in South America.

Lot 177: Bay Colt, JUST ONE THING
(Canford Cliffs x Whose That Cat, by Gitano Hernando)
Pedigree and Parade Footage

This colt by the five-time G1 winner Canford Cliffs is out of talented race mare Whose That Girl, a winner of both the Listed Winter Oaks and Listed Sweet Chestnut Stakes. Just One Thing’s second dam was also a smart performer, winning seven times and finishing second in the G3 Umzimkhulu Handicap.

This is a consistently successful family responsible for such notable G1 winners as African Appeal, Brave Mary and Takingthepeace, to name but a few.

Lot 185: Bay Colt, THINKING CAP
(Canford Cliffs x Allegoria, by Spectrum)
Pedigree and Parade Footage

A half-brother to four winners, this Canford Cliffs colt is out of a stakes placed Spectrum sired half-sister to G1 winner, and successful sire, Potala Palace and to G1 WSB Cape Fillies Guineas winner Front And Centre.

Granddam, by top-class broodmare sire Alzao, ran second in the G3 Prestige Stakes, and this is the immediate family of Spectrum’s G1 2000 Guineas/G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winning son Golan and the latter’s Derby runner up full-brother Tartan Bearer.

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