Highlands Farm’s sires were in good form this weekend, and their blue blooded Great Britain had a smart looking juvenile winner on Friday.
Great Britain’s son, Great Waves, made it second time lucky, after finishing second to Listed Summer Juvenile Stakes runner up Pacific Spirit on debut.
The Ascot Stud bred colt, was too quick for his rivals in a juvenile plate over 1000m, with Great Waves showing tremendous courage to prevail by a short head, with some bred juveniles left trailing in his wake.
Great Waves, who is trained by Dorrie Sham, has now won or placed in both starts, and this R120 000 buy from last year’s National 2YO Sale looks sure to go on from this promising start.
His sire Great Britain, an Al Quoz Sprint winning full brother to champion sire Cape Cross, made a pleasing start with his first small South African crop.
This crop (now 3) includes just 15 runners –but nine of these have won and this small sample includes the G1 performer Mystical Twilight among others.
Great Britain’s sire Green Desert is the founder of one of the hottest male lines around with his descendants including such top class sires as Cape Cross, Invincible Spirit, Oasis Dream, Querari, Sea The Stars, Showcasing and I Am Invincible.
From the famed Pretty Polly family, Great Britain has six on offer at the upcoming March Yearling Sale –
Lot 28 – this well bred colt is out of a winning Dynasty half sister to G1 winning 2yo On Her Toes and his third dam is former Broodmare Of The Year Pretty Falcon
Lot 86 – inbred to the great sire Danzig, this filly’s dam, by emerging broodmare sire National Emblem, is a half sister to seven times stakes winner Jettatura –herself the dam of talented feature race contender Master’s Eye. The Danzig line star Joshua’s Princess is another notable performer in the family.
Lot 135 – out of a three parts sister to a stakes performer, this colt’s second dam is top class G2 winner Tarn Fairy, whose brilliant granddaughter , Yoshie, like the colt on sale, is by a Danzig line sire
Lot 146 –this colt, who hails from the mighty La Troienne female line, is out of a winning Western Winter half sister to 2 stakes horses, including a G1 performer and other notables in this family include Oaks winner Gleaming Sky and French Derby winner and champion sire Caerleon
Lot 186 – out of a mare by the great Dynasty, this filly is from the family of top 2yo and promising young sire Zebedee and champion Miss Alleged, the latter being the dam of former successful Highlands sire Joshua Dancer (by Danzig)
Lot 221 –another inbred to Danzig, this colt is a half brother to five winners and is also from the family of G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Miss Alleged and the talented Danzig line horse Zebedee
Great Britain also has two lots on offer at the National Sale:
Lot 311 – a half sister to four winners including G1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship winner On Her Toes, this filly is out of a half sister to G1 winners Savannah Queen and Follow The Falcon
Lot 378 – this well bred filly is a half sister to four winners including G2 winning 2yo Tempted and is out of a stakes winning daughter of multiple champion sire Southern Halo