For the second time in seven days, Highlands Farm’s leading sire Dynasty dominated proceedings in a KZN graded stakes race.
Just days ago, Dynasty sons It Is Written and Stormy Eclipse ran first and second in the G3 Christmas Handicap while Olma became her mighty sire’s first stakes winner of 2016 when she won the G3 Flamboyant Stakes at Greyville on New Year’s Day.
Trained by Frank Robinson, Olma (rated good enough to take her chances in the G1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Oaks and G1 Woolavington 2000 last season) ran on strongly to defeat Lala by two lengths. It was another two and three quarter lengths back to third place finisher Cassie O’Malley, with another Dynasty filly Brown Sugar filling the fourth spot.
In picking up her first stakes win, Olma stopped the clock for the 1600m contest in 94.68.
She has now won six of 16 outings and over R484 000 in stakes.
Bred by the Cheveley Stud, Olma was a R450 000 buy from the 2013 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
In the process, she became Dynasty’s 33rd individual stakes winner and is the ninth daughter of the former Horse Of The Year to win a black type race.
Sire of no fewer than four runners in Saturday’s R1 000 000 G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, last season’s Equus Outstanding Stallion Dynasty has contenders in four of the major features on Saturday’s big race meeting.
The champion son of Fort Wood is also strongly represented at the Cape Premier Yearling Sale, where his yearlings include siblings to such outstanding performers as Hard Day’s Night, Silver Mountain, and Wavin’ Flag, to name but a few.