Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s well performed young stallion Jackson has made a very bright start to his stud career and the triple G1 winner was represented by a third first crop winner on Friday. His 2yo son Bonaire justified 8-11 tote favouritism when making a winning debut at Fairview for trainer Alan Greeff and jockey Greg Cheyne.
Bonaire, who was produced by the Tiger Ridge mare Coral Garden, stayed on strongly to post a half-length win at the first time of asking and looks another smart prospect for his very promising young sire.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Maurizfontein, Bonaire was a R70 000 buy from the 2017 National 2YO Sale.
Jackson, a son of four times Equus Outstanding Stallion Dynasty, could be on course for more success next week. The former G1 Investec Cape Derby winner’s winning sons Bountiful Strength and Mr Crumford have both been entered for the Listed Somerset 1200 at Kenilworth on Saturday.
Jackson, who hails from the same family as hugely influential champion sire Smart Strike, also made his mark at last week’s Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. A filly, Miss Jacksonville, sired by the young sire sensation fetched R525 000.
Sales success continued for his outstanding sire Dynasty, with the latter responsible for the 2018 National Sales’ topper in the form of Track Attack, who fetched R5.2 million to the bid from Form Bloodstock.