Highlands Farm’s resident sire Great Britain was represented by his first South African stakes winner when daughter Hashtag Strat landed the Listed Swallow Stakes at Turffontein on Saturday.
The 3yo filly, one of three Great Britain daughters in the nine horse race, dug down deep to withhold a challenge from the smart filly Arissa and post a neck success in Saturday’s 1160m feature.
In landing this R150 000 contest, the Louis Goosen trained Hashtag Strat made it win number two from just four outings and Hashtag Strat is yet to finish out of the money.
She is now likely to be aimed at the $500 000 CTS 1200 on Sun Met day.
Hashtag Strat is one of three black type performers to have emerged from Great Britain’s current crop of 3yos. This crop also includes G2 Umkhomazi Stakes runner up Wrecking Ball and G3 Lebelo Sprint runner up Queen Laurie.
Winner of the now G1 Al Quoz Sprint, the impeccably bred Great Britain is a son of Green Desert, whose outstanding sire sons also include Invincible Spirit, Volksraad, Oasis Dream and Cape Cross.
The latter, a full brother to Great Britain, is now retired from stud duties but left behind more than 100 stakes winners including Epsom classic winners Golden Horn, Ouija Board and Sea The Stars, as well as last year’s G1 Irish 2000 Guineas winner Awtaad.
Great Britain’s champion dam Park Appeal is a daughter of Ahonoora –also broodmare sire of highly successful sire New Approach and the very promising Cape sire What A Winter.