Highlands Farm’s resident sire Dynasty looks to have a really smart sort on his hands in the form of African Night Sky.
The latter, one of three Saturday winners bred by Highlands, made it two wins from as many outings when successful over 1400m at Kenilworth on Saturday and the gelding is now likely to be aimed at one of two CTS sponsored $500 000 races on Met day next year.
Owned by Fred Crabbia, African Night Sky (who had earlier won first time out over 1200m at Durbanville) was an R850 000 buy from last year’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
The blue blooded gelding is out of Listed Java Handicap winner Starzene (Cozzene). African Night Sky is thus bred on the same Dynasty/Cozzene cross as triple G1 winner and young Highlands sire Jackson. The latter will be represented by his first yearlings in 2017.
African Night Sky was one of three winners for Dynasty this past weekend, with the former Horse Of The Year also responsible for Listed Woolavington Handicap runner up Francia.
The champ has made his customary good start to the new season and currently lies in fifth place on the General Sires List.
Dynasty has four lots on next month’s CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale –including a full sister to African Night Sky!
Lot 106- out of a winning Jet Master half sister to G3 Matchem hero Joshua’s Dream, this colt’s second dam is by Jallad (damsire of Dynasty’s top performers It’s My Turn, Solid Speed and Run For It) and this is the family of the classic winning siblings Captain’s Lover and Ebony Flyer (by Jet Master)
Lot 127 – a half sister to 3 winners, this filly is bred on the highly successful Dynasty/Jallad cross –also responsible for G3 Jubilee Handicap hero Liege. Out of a full sister to a G3 performer and half sister to G2 winner Dash For Gretna (now at stud in Australia) this is the family of champions Jay Peg and Kochka
Lot 195 – a full sister to a winner, this filly is out of a mare who won three and this is the immediate family of G2 Colorado King Stakes winner Captain’s Wild, as well as champions and top sires Diesis and Kris –who between them sired five Epsom Oaks winners
Lot 214 –a full sister to impressive debut winner African Night Sky (and bred on the same cross as Dynasty’s triple G1 winner Jackson), this regally bred filly is out of a stakes winning daughter of former US champion sire Cozzene and second dam is a stakes winning daughter of the truly great sire and broodmare sire Kingmambo