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Jackson’s Pretty Young Things!

Double for Ridgemont Highlands sire

Brett Crawford and Ridgemont Highlands rider Greg Cheyne were in a rich vein of form at Kenilworth on Saturday. Two legs of Cheyne’s personal treble presented a double for Ridgemont’s triple Gr1 winning sire, Jackson.

Greg Cheyne and Pretty Young Thing cruise to victory (Pic – Wayne Marks)

Both of the Jackson winners race in the dark green, blue and white of Ridgemont Racing and look like fillies with a bright future. Crawford also trained Jackson.

First up was Flame Tree, a Highlands and Georgina Jaffee bred half-sister to recent Gold Cup winner Dynasty’s Blossom. Easy to back, Flame Tree produced a professional performance to beat yet another Jackson daughter in Blue Gangsta in the third race, a maiden 1400m.

Jackson’s daughter Pretty Young Thing was a facile winner of the last race, with Cheyne just pointing her to post.

Bred by Highlandsm, she is out of the twice winning Commands mare, Nona In Command and made it two wins (both over the Kenilworth 1400) from five starts.

Ridgemont’s Craig Carey leads Pretty Young Thing in (Pic – Wayne Marks)

Trainer Brett Crawford indicated afterwards that the Gr2 Western Cape Fillies Championship on 26 October will be Pretty Young Thing’s target.

A half brother to Gr3 winning sprinter Jade Bay and full-brother to Gr3 Byerley Turk winner Heartland, Jackson hails from the immediate family of multiple champion sire Smart Strike – whose son Lookin At Lucky is the sire of this year’s Kentucky Derby winner Country House.

The best classic horse in SA in 2013, the handsome and athletic Jackson has made a god start with some decent stakes performers.

He stands for a fee of R15 000. Amanda Carey can be contacted on 082 465 4020 for assistance with transport arrangements. Alternatively email her at [email protected]

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