Ridgemont Highlands’ five time G1-winning stallion Canford Cliffs has made a very pleasing start with his first South African bred crop of runners this season, and he also continues to make his mark as a sire of notable winners overseas.
Canford Cliffs also achieved a notable feat when his maternal granddaughter Amelia’s Jewel maintained her unbeaten record when racing away with the G3 Furphy Gimcrack Stakes on Saturday.
A two-year-old daughter of Siyouni and the Canford Cliffs mare Bumbasina, Amelia’s Jewel made it two wins from two starts with a clear-cut, two and a half length win in the 2022 Gimcrack Stakes.
Trained by Simon Miller, Amelia’s Jewel romped home to land Saturday’s 1100m contest by a widening two and a half lengths.
The promising filly, who was steered to victory on Saturday by Patrick Carbery, had won her only other start when landing the Listed Mgib Supremacy Stakes on debut.
Amelia’s Jewel is out of the useful racemare Bumbasina – a dual winner who finished second in the Listed Ruby Stakes and third in the Listed Navigation Stakes.
Bumbasina’s sire Canford Cliffs is currently the sire of 20 stakes winners, with his runners having already earned more than R336 million in prize money.
His first South African bred crop includes the hugely promising Cliff Top – who accounted for subsequent G3 Cape Racing Cape Of Good Hope Nursery winner We’re Jamming when victorious in the Listed City Of Cape Town Summer Juvenile Stakes.