Highlands Farm’s outstanding sire Dynasty looks to have yet another top class prospect on his hands in the form of the Avontuur bred Craven.
The latter, whose trainer Brett Crawford also handled Dynasty’s brilliant sons Futura and Jackson, made it two wins from just four outings at Kenilworth yesterday when romping to victory over a smart field over 1600m, and Craven now looks bound for the Cape Guineas later this year.
Another son of Dynasty, R5.2 million buy Horizon, was not disgraced when finishing third to Craven and this Maine Chance Farms bred colt is another who looks to have a good future ahead of him.
Craven, who is very closely related to Triple Crown winning legend Horse Chestnut (like Dynasty by the great Fort Wood), is out of G1 Cape Fillies Guineas winner Sport’s Chestnut.
His sire Dynasty, who already has three Horse Of The Year sons to his credit, could be on track for a big weekend, with his son Liege among the fancied runners for Saturday’s G1 Sansui Summer Cup. Other progeny of Dynasty set to contest graded features this weekend include Swift Sarah (G3 Magnolia Hcp), Drifting Dusk (Dynasty), Delightful Dancer (G3 Fillies Mile), and Smiling Blue Eyes (G3 Fillies Mile).
Dynasty could also be strongly represented in Saturday week’s G1 World Sports Betting Cape Fillies Guineas, where his daughters Just Sensual and Lady Of The House are both potential runners.
Already sire of 17 G1 horses (and counting!), Dynasty is currently fifth on the general sires list, but if Craven and Horizon continue to progress, the former Horse Of The Year should rise considerably higher before too much longer.