Ridgemont Highlands’ dynamic sire Dynasty has been enjoying another great season in 2018-2019 thus far and the former Horse Of The Year and G1 Vodacom Durban July winner was at it again at Kenilworth on Wednesday.
Dynasty had a pair of very impressive winners at the mid-week meeting –with both sophomores trained by Justin Snaith, whose former stars included the Dynasty sired champions Legislate, Futura and Bela-Bela.
The four times Equus Outstanding Stallion looks to have a very smart 3yo son to his name in the form of Bunker Hunt.
The latter, who was bred by Varsfontein Stud, made all the running to capture an MR 96 handicap over a mile downing stable mate, and paternal half-brother, Knights Templar by half a length. It was a very smart win from Bunker Hunt, as he was conceding the highly rated Knights Templar no less than 4kgs.
Bunker Hunt, a R700 000 buy from the 2017 National Yearling Sale, has now won three of only four outings and (like Knights Templar) likely to go next in the G3 Politician Stakes.
With Bunker Hunt winning Wednesday’s second race, it was left to another Dynasty sired runner, Fortune Flies, to win the third race.
A ¾ sister to Dynasty’s unbeaten star daughter Front And Centre, the Highlands bred 3yo filly ran on powerfully to record a half-length maiden score at the expense of tote favourite Summer Afternoon.
Fortune Flies was a R500 000 buy from the 2017 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
Her outstanding sire Dynasty has 11 lots on offer at the 2019 Cape Premier Yearling Sale next month –including a colt out of G1 SA Fillies Classic winner Bambina Stripes (Lot 13), a filly out of a G3 winning daughter of Street Cry (Lot 75), a colt out of the Trippi sired millionaire Lanner Falcon (Lot 91) and a filly out of G1 winner Roxanne (Lot 156).