Two out of three for Canford Cliffs son | Cape Breeders Club

Two out of three for Canford Cliffs son

17th Jul 2018

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s five time G1 winning new stallion Canford Cliffs had a smart looking winner on Monday.
His lightly raced two-year-old son Wee Jim made it two wins from just three starts when landing a novice stakes, over seven furlongs, at Ayr.

Wee Jim, ridden by Connor Murtagh, stayed on well to beat the well bred Scat Daddy colt Khanmurjan by a short head.

Canford Cliffs

Out of the Aqlaam mare Marydale, Wee Jim was making it back to back victories, with the colt having saluted over seven furlongs at his previous start.

His sire Canford Cliffs, set to stand his first season in South Africa this year, was an exceptional racehorse who won major group races at Ascot three years running.

The talented bay won seven of his 11 outings, with Canford Cliffs’ principal victories including the 2010 G1 Abu Dhabi Irish 2000 Guineas, 2011 G1 JLT Lockinge Stakes, 2010 G1 Sussex Stakes, 2011 G1 Queen Anne Stakes and the 2010 G1 St James’s Palace Stakes. He also ran second to the legendary Frankel in the G1 Sussex Stakes of 2011.

Since retiring to stud, Canford Cliffs left behind a slew of high class performers notably group/graded winners Cliff’s Edge, Most Beautiful, Painted Cliffs, Fish River, Al Jazi and Princess Asta.


He is also the sire of this season’s high class British galloper Salouen –runner up in the G1 Investec Coronation Cup and third in the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud this year. A potential contender for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe this year, Salouen also holds an entry for the G1 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes, due to be run at Ascot on July 28th.

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