Highlands Farm’s resident sire Dynasty enjoyed another memorable weekend just recently when represented by a pair of graded winners.
First of the Dynasty winners to score in a graded race was the classy Connemara Stud bred filly Alexis, winner of last season’s G2 KRA Fillies Guineas.
Alexis, a R125 000 buy from the 2013 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, flew up late to deny G1 Cape Fillies Guineas winner Silver Mountain victory in Saturday’s G2 Tibouchina Stakes at Greyville.
In the process, the four-year-old (who was picking up the second graded victory of her career) picked up her sixth career win and pushed her earnings to R744 550.
Alexis certainly enjoys the Greyville track –she has won three of her five outings there –and she is likely to head next to the G1 Garden Province Stakes (won twice previously by Dynasty’s champion daughter Beach Beauty.)
The second of Dynasty’s graded winners for the past weekend came in the form of the Maine Chance Farms bred Liege, who picked up his first victory when successful in the G3 Jubilee Handicap on Sunday.
In landing the spoils in the Turffontein feature, Liege stamped himself as a potential candidate for the upcoming Vodacom Durban July (a race in which Dynasty appears to hold a strong hand with offspring include potential starters Bela-Bela, It’s My Turn and Solid Speed).
With this win, his first black type victory, Liege became his sire’s 38th individual stakes winner. Liege is the sixth stakes horse to have emerged from his sire’s current crop of 3yos, which includes not only Bela-Bela and It’s My Turn but the exported G1 performer Nassa.
Another son of Dynasty, Dynamic, finished a close up second in the G3 Cup Trial bought to you by Kitchen Studio at Greyville on Saturday.
Dynasty, who also had a mid-week double at Scottsville, has enjoyed another magnificent season in 2015-2016 with his top performers including the G1 winning 3yos Bela-Bela and It’s My Turn, as well as G2 Betting World 1900 hero Solid Speed.
He has a single lot on offer at the Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale at the end of this month –
Lot 133 –a full or half brother to 4 winners (including a G3 performer), this colt is out of a winning Jallad half sister to G1 sprinter National Flame. From the family of Met winners Alastor and Wild West, this well bred colt is bred on the same Dynasty/Jallad cross as the top class performers It’s My Turn, Run For It, Solid Speed and the aforementioned Liege