Ridgemont Highlands’ outstanding stallion Dynasty looks to have a strong hand in Saturday week’s G1 G-Bets Gauteng Summer Cup.
Dynasty, whose son Liege won the Summer Cup in 2017, is responsible for five of the 19 runners in the field for the R2 500 000 Summer Cup –or more than a quarter of the runners in the race are sired by Dynasty.
The former Horse Of The Year’s Summer Cup contingent are It’s My Turn, the aforementioned Liege, Sabina’s Dynasty, Noble Secret and Kilrain.
World Sports Betting has priced up Noble Secret as second favourite for the 2018 Summer Cup, with that Mike de Kock runner currently a 11-2 chance.
Bred by Moutonshoek, the 4yo gelded Noble Secret has won three of nine races and was a good third in last season’s G1 SA Derby.
Equus Champion It’s My Turn is next most fancied of Dynasty’s Summer Cup hopes, and he is a 8-1 shot.
The 2016 Investec Cape Derby winner will having his first race in the Summer Cup since winning July’s G3 eLan Gold Cup.
To date, It’s My Turn (bred on the same Dynasty/Jallad cross as Liege) has won six times and banked more than R1.9 million in stakes for trainer Dean Kannemeyer and owner Fred Crabbia.
The sire of 60 stakes winners to date, Dynasty has an increasing number of sire sons at stud, with this group including such as Act Of War, Futura, Irish Flame, Jackson and Legislate.
His yearlings in 2018 have made up to R5.2 million, with Dynasty’s top yearling this year being a colt, out of Little Indian, who was sold to Form Bloodstock at this year’s National Yearling Sale.