Run Fox Run wins the Tabonline.co.za Pinnacle Stakes / Chase Liebenberg (p)

Run Fox Run Shows Considerable Class

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.

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Despite not having raced since July, Run Fox Run, an Australian bred mare, was all the rage for Saturday’s Tabonline.co.za Pinnacle Stakes (1100m) eventually let go a hot 8-10 tote favourite, despite facing some talented opponents.

Anton Marcus let Run Fox Run settle in front, with the favourite disputing favouritism with last season’s G3 Cape Classic winner Silver Operator (25-1) and the every speedy Icon Princess (25-1).

Run Fox Run kept going, and when asked for the question, the top-class sprinter went away to register a cosy three-parts of a length win over Icon Princess, with the latter benefiting from the 2.5kgs claim of inform apprentice Joshwin Solomons and running a bold race in second. Silver Operator made a pleasing return to the track after a lengthy layoff and running over a trip short of his best, with apprentice ridden Southeaster Sprint hero Elusive Trader flying up to finish fourth.

Run Fox Run, who claimed Saturday’s race in a time of 64.63, provided owners Ridgemont Highlands, trainer Brett Crawford and jockey Anton Marcus with a second win on the card, with the combination also tasting success with Silver Saber in the first race.

Run Fox Run by Troy Finch for Crawford Racing

Bred by Mill Park Stud, Run Fox Run took her tally of wins to seven, from just nine starts, and the daughter of Foxwedge looks on course for another bright season.

Runner up in the G1 South African Fillies Sprint on her previous start, when just beaten by champion Celtic Sea, Run Fox Run’s previous wins include the 2019 G2 World Sports Betting Southern Cross Stakes and Olympic Duel Stakes.

Out of the General Nediym mare Victory Cry, Run Fox Run was a $420,000 buy from the 2017 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

Kenilworth Double For Dynasty

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Top South African Jockey Australia Bound

South Africa looks set to lose another top-class jockey soon, with Callan Murray having recently announced plans to emigrate to Australia. With nine G1 victories to his credit and having been awarded Champion Apprentice for the 2015/16 South African racing season, Murray’s move overseas has come at the right time of his career.

Exciting Times Ahead For Canford Cliffs

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Dynasty’s Desert Miracle Wows In Golden Slipper

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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.

Magic Result For Canford Cliffs Filly

Stakes-placed Canford Cliffs filly Mystical View topped the Magic Millions Perth Winter Racehorse Sale after selling to Gold Front Thoroughbred Breeding and Racing for $160,000.

Super Saturday For Ridgemont Highlands

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Ridgemont Yearling Graduate Crimson King Takes Pocket Power Stakes

The Ridgemont Highlands bred and sold Crimson King ran out comfortable winner of Saturday’s G3 World Sports Betting Pocket Power Stakes (2400m), the final leg of the Becoming Champions Winter Series, at Kenilworth racecourse.

Capitana Leads Home Ridgemont One-Two In Olympic Duel Stakes

Ridgemont Highlands look to have two very attractive future broodmare prospects in the form of speedy four-year-old Capitana, who defeated fellow Ridgemont owned mare Iris in the Listed Olympic Duel Stakes at Kenilworth.

Potala Palace Relative Lands Coventry Stakes

Ridgemont Highlands’ G1 winning stallion Potala Palace gained a notable update to his pedigree, when his relative Berkshire Shadow captured the G2 Coventry Stakes (1200m) on the first day of the 2021 Royal Ascot meeting.