Philippi trainer Brett Crawford celebrated his first success in the R350 000 Listed East Cape Derby since 2008 when racing under the Sabine Plattner banner, when the Dynasty colt American Landing ran right away from his field to win the 2400m feature in front of a disappointing crowd at Fairview on Saturday.

American Landing strides to a smooth win under Richard Fourie (Pic – Pauline Herman Photography)

Crawford saddled Just Like Al in 2008 and bounced back ten years later to score a second win,

The race, dominated by the Cape raiders for the past nine years, proved a walk in the park for the handsome Dynasty colt, who races in the familiar black and white of Delma Sherrell.

Relaxed by Richard Fourie early as Golden Shamrock and Desert Chief went off to lead in what was effectively a seperate race. The pair were ten lengths ahead of the second group headed by Kimberley Star and Streetfighting Man.

American Landing moved up swiftly in the home run. The good looking colt took the lead away from Golden Shamrock at the 350m marker and charged clear to win unchallenged by 5,75 lengths in a time of  150,61 secs.

Yvette Bremner’s Go Deputy filly and recent Oaks winner Widow’s Lamp was not disgraced as she came out of the pack to chase and bank the R70 000 second cheque.

West Coast visitor Run Red stayed on for third ahead of the game Golden Shamrock, who was all of 7 lengths back in a scattered finish.

American Landing has won 2 races with 2 places from 5 starts for stakes of R286 350.

Brett Crawford – succesful raid

He was purchased off the De Broglio dispersal on the 2017 BSA August Kenilworth Sale where he was by far the highest priced lot at R1,6 million.

A son of Dynasty (Fort Wood), the winner was bred by Mike de Broglio and is out of the versatile five-time winner Sabina Park (Sportsworld), who won the SA Oaks in 2004.

That makes him a full-brother to last weekend’s Gr2 Gerald Rosenberg Stakes winner Sabina’s Dynasty and a half brother to dual Summer Cup winner Master Sabina (Jet Master).

Crawford may have his eye on the Cape Winter Derby after this superb effort.

– Sporting Post

Jackson Daughter Dances Home

The shortest-priced winner of the season, Jackson...

High hopes for Canford Cliffs son

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s resident sire...

Dynasty dominates Durbanville

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s outstanding...

Arc runner for Canford Cliffs

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s exciting new...

Stylish debut winner for Jackson

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s triple G1 winning...

Weekend treble for champion Pathfork

Irish Champion Pathfork, currently standing at the...
Ridgemont Highlands
Ridgemont HighlandsOct 16, 2018 @ 8:27pm
Ridgemont Highlands Sponsored Jockey Greg Cheyne winning the first 4 races today at Fairview for Alan Greeff! Congratulations to all the winning connections! Glenifer Greeff
Ridgemont Highlands
Ridgemont HighlandsOct 11, 2018 @ 9:16am
Growing up at Highlands...
Ridgemont Highlands
Ridgemont HighlandsOct 10, 2018 @ 9:55am
Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s resident sire Canford Cliffs could yet make major international news this year. His top class son Salouen, who impressed when a game sixth (despite being stopped for a run) behind superstar Enable in Sunday’s G1 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, looks set to t...