Big race hopes for Canford Cliffs son | Cape Breeders Club

Big race hopes for Canford Cliffs son

18th Jun 2018

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s well performed new stallion Canford Cliffs could well be represented by a major big-race winner this season.
His high-class son Salouen, a head second to the brilliant Cracksman in the recent G1 Investec Coronation Cup recently, has big race goals planned for him.


Trainer Sylvester Kirk recently commented about his charge, ““He is jumping out of his skin and I can’t keep a lid on him. We are going to go to Saint-Cloud on July 1. There is the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud there over a mile and a half so that is where we are going next.  “

The 4-year-old has an entry in the G2 Hardwicke S. at Royal Ascot this week but Kirk intends to give Salouen an extra 10 days to recover from his career best performance at Epsom. “We were half-thinking about the Hardwicke but we decided to wait a big longer with him. It was a big performance the other day and he probably needs longer to get over that as it was his best run.”

Runner up in the G1 Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at two (he was also third in that year’s G1 Racing Post Trophy), Salouen, out of the Galileo mare Gali Gal, has won or placed in 12 of his 17 outings and has already banked just shy of £300 000.

He is one of 22 stakes horses sired by Canford Cliffs, whose other notable progeny include group winners Cliff’s Edge, Most Beautiful, Al Jazi, Painted Cliffs, and this season’s G3 Three Troikas Stakes winner Fish River.

Five time G1 winner Canford Cliffs, who won at Royal Ascot three years running, stands his first season in South Africa this year.

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