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Crawford And Ridgemont Strike Form

Early days but sizzling summer ahead

A superb Highlands-bred Dynasty double ridden by Ridgemont sponsored rider Greg Cheyne at Durbanville on Saturday boosted Wayne Kieswetter’s Ridgemont to the top of the owner’s log in the Western Cape.

The 3yo Kelpie, who is out of the five-time winning Al Mufti mare Divine Nymph, dam of a host of good winners, scored her second victory in five starts with an excellent post-maiden effort in the fourth, an MR 78 Handicap over a  mile.

Craig Carey, Ross Kieswetter and Crawford assistant Barry Donnely lead Kelpie (Greg Cheyne) in after her smooth victory (Pic – Bay Media)

Front And Centre, another Highlands-bred Dynasty filly and 2018 Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas winner, followed up in the Gr3 Diana Stakes an hour later.

The Kieswetters of Ridgemont Stud purchased Highlands Stud in January 2017 from the Beck family.

While it is early days yet, the good form early in the Cape Summer must give the Brett Crawford Racing Team and their staunch patrons plenty of hope for a big season.

With 26% winners to runners and total stakes to date of R488 850, the dark green, blue and white of Ridgemont’s fairer sex athletes – the boys run in different silks – have surged to the top of the table ahead of Sabine Plattner and Drakenstein Stud.

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4 comments on “Crawford And Ridgemont Strike Form

  1. Rod Mattheyse says:

    Are Nimitz, Yorktown, Bag of Tricks, Kursk and others not males

    1. Editor says:

      They are – but the silks are different colours for the boys and girls.
      See the pic in link below – Anton wearing girls’ and Greg wearing boys’
      https://www.sportingpost.co.za/2019/03/anton-marcus-ridgemont-highlands-2/

  2. Rod Mattheyse says:

    You sure about that the colours – the ones I mentioned run in the green blue and white. The other Whisky Baron’s colours have not been seen by me in a long while.

    I am curious if there was a decision to Somerset colts and fillies colours at some point. It would fit in nicely with my love of superstition

    1. Editor says:

      There was definitely a decision to run the sexes in seperate colours.
      Have asked them for an update.

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