Jackson Can Give Ridgemont A Guineas Double

In-form Dynasty sire looks ready for a Gr1 strike

A capacity field of 16, including Gauteng-based stakes winners True To Life and Cockney Pride, will take on the locals in the R1 million WSB Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas at Kenilworth on Saturday 14 December.

The Kieswetter family will fancy their chances of a double in the prestigious classic, after their Dynasty daughter Front And Centre won the Gr1 last December.

Ridgemont’s Front And Centre wins the 2018 Cape Fillies Guineas (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

They are back with another smart Dynasty in Kelpie (again ridden by Marcus), and a pair of exciting Jackson fillies in Western Cape Fillies Championship runner-up Pretty Young Thing (Jackson) and the very progressive, Flame Tree.

The trio were bred by Ridgemont Highlands (Flame Tree in partnership with Georgina Jaffee) and based on the outstanding form of Dynasty’s triple Gr1 winning son Jackson, who stands at Ridgemont Highlands and who marked his 29th winner of the season earlier this week, Pretty Young Thing and Flame Tree, despite wide draws, could be ready to give their strikingly handsome sire his maiden Gr1 succees.

True To Life, who won the Gr3 Magnolia Handicap at Turffontein on Summer Cup, is an interesting contender as she tries the mile again after appearing to have preferred the sprint trips so far.

The Corne Spies-trained Gr2 Golden Slipper winner Cockney Pride dug deep to hang in for third in the Dingaans behind Shango and Frosted Gold on the same afternoon.

(Turf) R1 000 000 1600m Ref-0
1st R625000, 2nd R200000, 3rd R100000, 4th R50000, 5th R25000
For 3 year-old FilliesNo Apprentice Allowance
1 7 True To Life 60 117 A G Lerena J A Janse van Vuuren
2 15 Cockney Pride 60 110 A S Randolph Corne Spies
3 14 Third Runway 60 109 A M Winnaar Glen Kotzen
4 17 Pretty Young Thing 60 105 A G Cheyne Brett Crawford
5 3 Driving Miss Daisy 60 104 A D Dillon Eric Sands
6 1 Larentina 60 103 A K de Melo Eric Sands
7 5 Roll In The Hay 60 102 A R Khathi Candice Bass-Robinson
8 10 Kelpie 60 99 A A Marcus Brett Crawford
9 12 Sailing Ship 60 99 A A Domeyer Candice Bass-Robinson
10 2 Missisippi Burning 60 97 A C Zackey Adam Marcus
11 16 Flame Tree 60 96 A C Orffer Brett Crawford
12 4 Drama Queen 60 95 A P Strydom Candice Bass-Robinson
13 11 Casino Queen 60 94 A R Fourie Justin Snaith
14 9 Follow The Star 60 92 A C Murray Glen Kotzen
15 8 Castellano 60 91 A M Byleveld Glen Kotzen
16 6 Dynastic Light 60 90 A B Fayd’Herbe Glen Kotzen
17 13 Joy Maisha (ARG) 60 78 A Reserve 1 Candice Bass-Robinson
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(3,14,15,16) (4,8,11) (5,6) (7,9,12,17)

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