Highlands Farm’s resident sire Dynasty had an impressive treble of winners at Greyville’s mid-week Wednesday meeting. Remarkably, Miss Minver, Brooklyn Brawler and Secret Seven were Dynasty’s only three runners on the card, and they gave their outstanding sire a 100% strike rate of winners to runners on the day.
The Horse Of The Year’s 2yo daughter, Miss Minver, had run on strongly for second on debut and she duly went one better on Wednesday, when comfortably landing a maiden juvenile plate for fillies over 1200m by a length.
A R500 000 purchase from last year’s National Sale, the filly (who is out of Listed East Coast Handicap winner Polzeath) is now likely to be aimed at some of KZN’s juvenile feature races.
In winning the first of Wednesday’s eight races, Miss Minver got Dynasty off to the perfect start at the mid-week meeting. The former Horse Of The Year’s progeny continued to excel, with his promising 3yos Brooklyn Brawler and Secret Seven, landing races six and seven respectively.
Justin Snaith, one of Dynasty’s biggest fans, trains both Brooklyn Brawler and Secret Seven.
Bred by the Gary Player Stud Farm, Brooklyn Brawler made it three wins from his last four outings –when capturing a progress plate for 3yos over 1600m. The gelding’s effortless two and a half length win was all the more impressive as he was hanging over the closing stages. The classy looking Brooklyn Brawler (a R625 000 buy from the 2014 Cape Premier Yearling Sale), is out of the three time winning Western Winter mare, Frostbite.
The third Dynasty to win on Wednesday was the Highlands Farm bred Secret Seven, who dug down deep to record her third career win over 1600m. The consistent 3yo filly has now won or placed in six of only eight outings and looks sure to win more races.
One of South Africa’s elite stallions, Dynasty’s 16 individual G1 horses include 3 sons who were named Horse Of The Year –Futura, Irish Flame and Legislate.
The great son of Fort Wood has a stellar draft of 14 lots on next week’s National Yearling Sale including a full sister to July winner and Horse Of The Year Legislate (Lot 33), a colt out of Silvano’s Summer Cup winning daughter Flirtation (Lot 96), a half brother to G1 Summer Cup hero Master Sabina (Lot 305), and a filly out of a G2 Fillies Nursery winner, whose close relative, and Horse Of The Year National Colour, produced a $1.75 million yearling at the recent Inglis Easter Sale (Lot 352).