The shortest-priced winner of the season, Jackson daughter Can You Feel It bounded home in facile fashion at Greyville on Sunday to give young trainer Gareth van Zyl and owner Michael Leaf an exciting ticket into the R2,5 million Ready To Run Stakes to be contested over 1400m at Kenilworth on 24 November.

Easy! Warren Kennedy poses as Can You Feel It breezes in (Pic – Candiese Marnewick/Gold Circle)

Not that Can You Feel It hadn’t already established her claims.

In third position behind the deadlocked Cirillo and Agent Of Fortune on the recent logs published by Cape Thoroughbred Sales, Can You Feel It is the top-rated female contender for the rich race on Cape Merchants and Concord Cup day –  despite being a maiden before racing commenced on Sunday.

With two top-class third places to her credit in the Gr2 Golden Slipper (won by Celtic Sea) and the Gr1 Thekwini Stakes (won by Return Flight), Can You Feel It looked  a cut above her opposition on Sunday in the looks department and on paper, and duly won by 5,75 lengths without raising a sweat.

Gareth van Zyl (photo: Gold Circle)

Gareth van Zyl – great job with progressive filly

She went through the ring at the Cape Ready To Run Sale and was bought back for R180 000. The smart winner is out of the Windrush mare Wonder Glow, who produced 2016 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup winner Chili Con Carne (Just As Well) and good multiple winner Esporatore (Eightfold Path).

Jockey Warren Kennedy said afterwards that the public pressure of the restricted betting odds came with pressure.

“Look, she still had to win and come home safe and sound. She did both impressively. She is a real professional. Well done to Gareth van Zyl and owner and breeder Michael Leaf,” said the top-class jockey who is enjoying his best season ever.

Ridgemont Highlands  triple Gr1 winning stallion Jackson has made a great start to his stud career and Can You Feel It’s success has taken the treble Gr1 winner’s first crop winning tally into double figures with the big season up North and the Cape Summer features still to come.

Jackson stands for a fee of R15 000 this season.

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Ridgemont HighlandsJan 14, 2019 @ 7:32am
Kingston Passage Wins The Hachiman Sprint over 1100m

Owned By Messrs C & R Kieswetter & Ridgemont Highlands
Trained By Kirk Swanson
Ridden By Hennie Greyling
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Ridgemont HighlandsJan 14, 2019 @ 7:31am
KINGSTON PASSAGE WINS HACHIMAN SPRINT

The Western Winter (USA) gelding, Kingston Passage, won the 1100m Hachiman Sprint at Borrowdale Park today.

Twilight Trip, Butchie Boy and Edward The Seventh were placed.

Owned by Messrs C and R Kieswetter and Ridgemont Highlands (nominee Craig Carey), Kingston Passage was bred by Wilgersbosdrift and Mauritzfontein.

The five-year-old gelding has now won four races, he is trained by Kirk Swanson and Hennie Greyling was in the irons.

Congratulations!
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Ridgemont HighlandsJan 12, 2019 @ 2:18pm
During the night session of the 2019 Magic Millions yearling sale, Arrowfield Stud offered Lot 850, the Redoute's Choice x National Colour colt, a full brother to the G1 winners Mustaaqeem and the now Ridgemont Highlands-based Rafeef, with the bay colt knocked down to Gai Waterhouse Racing and Adrian Bott for $300,000.

Bred in partnership with Klawervlei Stud, Lot 850 is the final colt out of National Colour with the mare unfortunately passing away in November last year, a week after foaling her final foal, a filly by Snitzel.

Pedigree: https://magicmillions.online/viewLot/228/850

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Thoroughbred South Africa News
During the night session of the 2019 Magic Millions yearling sale, Arrowfield Stud offered Lot 850, the Redoute's Choice x National Colour colt, a full brother to the G1 winners Mustaaqeem and the now Ridgemont Highlands-based Rafeef, with the bay colt knocked down to Gai Waterhouse Racing and Adrian Bott for $300,000. Bred in partnership with Klawervlei Stud, Lot 850 is the final colt out of National Colour with the mare unfortunately passing away in November last year, a week after foaling her final foal, a filly by Snitzel. Pedigree: https://magicmillions.online/viewLot/228/850 Grant Knowles, Breeding To Win, Aushorse Marketing, Thoroughbred Daily News Aus NZ, Pedigree Bwana, Love Racing - South Africa, Ashleigh Hughes, Diane De Kock, Craig Carey
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Ridgemont HighlandsJan 7, 2019 @ 5:15pm
Trainer Mike de Kock and jockey Gavin Lerena teamed up to win the G3 Three Troikas Stakes at Turffontein Racecourse on Sunday with the well related Storm Destiny, a filly by Ridgemont Highlands' Champion Dynasty.

Despite Lerena putting up 0.5kgs overweight, Storm Destiny attracted strong betting support for the 1400m contest for 3yo fillies, and she duly jumped the tote favourite for Wilgerbosdrift Stud Farm - South Africa's Mary Slack and Michael Javett.

#TSANews: http://www.tsanews.co.za/storm-destiny-wins-three-troikas-stakes/

Breeding To Win, Sarah Whitelaw, Diane De Kock, Bloodstock South Africa,
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Trainer Mike de Kock and jockey Gavin Lerena teamed up to win the G3 Three Troikas Stakes at Turffontein Racecourse on Sunday with the well related Storm Destiny, a filly by Ridgemont Highlands' Champion Dynasty. Despite Lerena putting up 0.5kgs overweight, Storm Destiny attracted strong betting support for the 1400m contest for 3yo fillies, and she duly jumped the tote favourite for Wilgerbosdrift Stud Farm - South Africa's Mary Slack and Michael Javett. #TSANews: http://www.tsanews.co.za/storm-destiny-wins-three-troikas-stakes/ Breeding To Win, Sarah Whitelaw, Diane De Kock, Bloodstock South Africa,