Aim High

Warren Laird and Glen Kotzen have some main ambitions!

Highlands Farm’s beautifully bred young sire Main Aim, who currently stands at the Southford Stud, will be represented by his first ever runner at Kenilworth on Saturday. His daughter Main Ambition, trained by Glen Kotzen for owner Warren Laird, will line up in an 800 maiden juvenile plate for fillies.

Main Aim wed

Main Aim – a real looker, has his first runner on Saturday

Bred by David Southey, the filly was a R50 000 buy from this year’s National 2YO Sale.

Main Aim was an exceptional sprinter-miler, who retired to stud with a Timeform Rating of 123.

The son of champion sprinter and red hot sire Oasis Dream won 6 times up to 1400m including the G3 John Of Gaunt Stakes twice and also finished second in the G1 July Cup. He also finished second to rising star young sire and G1 QE II Stakes hero Poet’s Voice in the G2 Celebration Mile.

Make a note to watch the race:

Race-1 (Turf) R65 000 800m 12:25 Ref-293
1st R40625, 2nd R13000, 3rd R6500, 4th R3250, 5th R1625
2 year old Fillies – R20 000 WIN BONUS RA MEMBERS
1 5 Extradite 60 0 A G van Niekerk Mike Bass
2 3 Felicity Flyer 60 0 A A Domeyer Mike Bass
3 1 Flash Dance 60 0 M Winnaar Riaan Van Reenen
4 6 Main Ambition 60 0 A G Cheyne Glen Kotzen
5 2 Navarone 60 0 A I Sturgeon Paul Reeves
6 4 The Merry Widow 60 0 A B Fayd’Herbe Justin Snaith
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote

Oasis Dream, a triple Group One winner himself, is well established as one of Europe’s top stallions. The sire of 99 stakes winners to date, the son of Green Desert has been represented by 14 individual G1 winners, including champion sprinter Muhaarar, Breeders Cup heroine Midday (dam of the very promising Midterm), 2015 dual G1 winning speedster Goldream, Prix Morny hero Arcano and Irish 2000 Guineas winner and Coolmore sire Power.

Glen Kotzen - saddles the first timer

Glen Kotzen – saddles the first timer

Oasis Dream is also responsible for one of South Africa’s most exciting young sires, in the Maine Chance Farms based Querari, whose first crop included a plethora of smart winners including G2 The Debutante winner Cosmic Light.

Main Aim, who hails from the same female line as legendary stallions Mr Prospector and Seattle Slew, is out of G3 Prix Sandringham winner Orford Ness (by Selkirk).

A half brother to G2 Prix Dollar hero Weightless (by In The Wings), Main Aim is bred on the famed Danzig/Sharpen Up responsible for breed shaping stallion Danehill Dancer.

Main Aim has five lots on sale at the Val De Vie Yearling Sale in February:

-Lot 19 is half sister to the game and tough five time winner Captain’s Diva, out of a half sister to G3 placed eight time winner Cedar. This is the family of G1 Gold Bowl star Proud Pilgrim

-Lot 29 a half brother to 3 winners including a black type performer, this well related colt is out of a half sister to classic winners Field Flower (G1 Cape Fillies Guineas) and Royal Land (G2 KZN Derby)

-Lot 38 out of a two time winning half sister to Danzig line G3 winner Milden Magic, this filly’s relatives include none other than SASCOC Triple Crown champion Louis The King

– Lot 72 is a half sister to 2 winners and is out of a winning daughter of top broodmare sire Al Mufti and Equus Champion Dog Wood (herself by champion broodmare sire Fort Wood)

-Lot 82 is a colt out of a five time winning Captain Al mare, whose relatives include former G1 Daily News 2000 winner Fiery Fred.

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