Kenilworth success for Canford Cliffs

Ridgemont Highlands’ well performed young sire Canford Cliffs came up with his first South African bred winner when his daughter Body Electric made an impressive winning debut at Kenilworth on Sunday.

The Candice Bass-Robinson trained two-year-old was always prominent and when Greg Cheyne asked the question, Body Electric responded by pulling away to score by four and three quarter lengths over 1000 metres.

A member of her sire’s first crop, the Ridgemont bred and owned Body Electric is out of the Poet’s Voice mare Leaves Of Grass.

Canford Cliffs thus far has had seven starters from his first South African crop -of which, four have either won or finished in the money.

Winner of five G1 races in a row (and a six length winner of the G2 Coventry Stakes at two), Canford Cliffs’ overall total of black type horses stands at 44, with his top offspring including Italian classic winner, and champion, Cima Emergency, and fellow group/graded stakes winners Cliff’s Edge, La Falaise, Al Jazi, Painted Cliffs, Jin Jin, Money Matters and Most Beautiful.

The son of Tagula has nine lots on the upcoming Cape Premier Yearling Sale -including a half-sister (Lot 119) to G3 Prix Du Cap heroine Rose In Bloom, and a half-brother (Lot 133) to G1 SA Oaks queen Pine Princess.

Copy: Cape Breeders Club, Image: Chase Liebenberg