Second winner for Britain

Highlands Farm’s beautifully bred young sire Great Britain was represented by his second first crop winner when daughter Girl In Time sauntered home to land a maiden juvenile plate over 1200m on Friday.

Great Britain's own brother Cape Cross

Great Britain’s own brother Cape Cross

Bred by Highlands Farm, Girl In Time outclassed her opponents to win by four lengths on just her third race track appearance.

The 2yo, who is out of National Assembly mare Proud Peyton, was a bargain R50 000 buy at last year’s Cape Ready To Run Sale.

Her sire Great Britain has made a pleasing start with his first South African runners including the G1 performer Mystical Twilight.

Winner of the Listed (now G1) Al Quoz Sprint, Great Britain is a son of former July Cup winner Green Desert, the head of one of the hottest male lines in the world.

Green Desert’s sire sons include the outstanding sires Invincible Spirit, Oasis Dream (sire of leading young local sire Querari) and Volksraad, as well as Great Britain’s outstanding own brother Cape Cross. The latter was represented by his second English Derby winner earlier this year when the undefeated Golden Horn lifted the 2015 Investec Derby.

Cape Cross’ earlier Epsom success had come with the mighty Sea The Stars, who won the Derby in 2009, while his legendary Ouija Board (dam of 2014 Investec Derby hero Australia) landed the Epsom Oaks in 2004.

Great Britain has 3 lots on offer at next week’s CTS August 2YO Sale, including a colt from the family of champions Dog Wood and Enchanted Garden (Lot 19) a colt, out of a mare by the great broodmare sire Unbridled’s Song, from the family of top 2YO Pearl Of Love (Lot 54) and a filly from the family of Oaks winner Sweet Secret (Lot 82).

His two lots on the National 2YO Sale include a colt from the family of champion sire Captain Al and his G1 winning half sister Shadow Dancing (Lot 298) and a half brother to recent G3 Tony Ruffel Stakes hero Belong To Me (Lot 301).

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