Basadi Faith, a close relative of Ridgemont Highlands’ exciting stallion Rafeef, showed her class in no uncertain terms when landing the Listed Ruffian Stakes at Turffontein on Saturday.
The 2yo daughter of Master Of My Fate made it three wins from as many outings when running out a four and a half length winner of the 2019 Ruffian Stakes and looks likely to be pointed towards the G2 SA Fillies Nursery later this season.
The filly had previously won her two previous starts by 2.75 and 2.25 lengths respectively.
Trained by Paul Matchett, the Favour Stud bred Basadi Faith is out of the Captain Al mare Coral Colour, who won twice at two.
Her granddam, Kaleido, is a winning own sister to former Joint South African Horse Of The Year and multiple champion National Colour –whose victories included G1 scores in all of the Computaform Sprint, Mercury Sprint and South African Fillies Sprint.
Also runner up in the G1 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at Newmarket, National Colour (sadly now deceased) made her mark on the stud book through her Equus Champion son Mustaaqeem and the latter’s G1 winning own brother Rafeef.
Rafeef, whose broodmare sire National Assembly is also damsire of the very promising sire Vercingetorix, was an exceptional performer.
The son of legendary Australian sire Redoute’s Choice won six of only ten outings and downed champions Talktothestars and Carry On Alice when victorious in the 2017 G1 Computaform Sprint (remarkably, his own brother Mustaaqeem won the G1 SA Nursery on the same day that Rafeef won the Computaform Sprint).