Highlands Farm’s outstanding resident sire Dynasty was at it again this weekend –this time, it was two daughters of Dynasty who kept their sire’s name in the news by landing a pair of local feature races in impressive fashion.
First of the Dynasty fillies to land a black type race was talented 3yo filly A Time To Dream. The Justin Snaith trained filly, who was bred by the Normandy Stud, dug down deep to prevail in a thrilling finish to Friday’s Listed Breeders Guineas at Fairview.
A Time To Dream, who beat three fellow Cape bred thoroughbreds into the minor placings, fought off a sustained late challenge from the blue blooded Inanna to pick up the first stakes win of her career and took her tally of wins to four from just seven outings in the process.
The 2016 Breeders Guineas winner, who has a Crusade half sister on offer at next month’s National Sale in Germiston, has now earned over R230 000 in stakes.
A Time To Dream, who had previously contested both the G1 WSB Cape Fillies Guineas and CTS Million Dollar, was a R240 000 purchase from the 2014 March Yearling Sale.
She is the 35th individual stakes winner sired by Dynasty, whose champion sons Futura and Legislate are set to retire to Drakenstein Stud in 2016.
Just hours after A Time To Dream had won the Guineas, another Dynasty filly captured a major local feature. This time it was the turn of the Cheveley Stud bred Olma to shine –with the four-year-old filly bolting up to land the G3 King’s Cup at Greyville’s Friday night meeting.
Trained by Frank Robinson, Olma made it three wins on the bounce when easily accounting for Mumsy’s Jet to land the 1600m King’s Cup by two and three quarter lengths. It was the four-year-old’s second graded win, with Olma having previously triumphed in the G3 Flamboyant Stakes back in January.
A R450 000 buy at the 2013 National Yearling Sale, Olma (who is from the same family as former champion South African sire Silvano) is likely to be aimed at next month’s G1 Empress Club Stakes and she could yet further her career overseas. Friday’s win pushed Olma’s tally to seven and she has now earned over R640 000 in stakes. Remarkably, Olma is one of nine stakes horses to have emerged from Dynasty’s 2011 foal crop, with others including G1 Cape Guineas hero Act Of War and G2 KRA Fillies Guineas heroine Alexis.
Dynasty, the sire of no fewer than 16 G1 horses –including this season’s G1 Investec Cape Derby winner It’s My Turn, has an outstanding draft on offer at next month’s National Yearling Sale in Germiston.
Dynasty’s 14 strong NYS draft include an own sister to Horse Of The Year and July winner Legislate (Lot 33), a colt out of Silvano’s G1 Summer Cup winning daughter Flirtation (Lot 96), a filly out of champion and Met winner Imperious Sue (Lot 144), a colt out of a stakes winning three parts sister to champion 2yo Argonaut (Lot 235), a half brother to Summer Cup hero Master Sabina (Lot 305), and colts out of graded winners State Factor and Townsend (Lots 352 and 389 respectively).