28 May 2018

Bloodstock South Africa had more reasons to cheer following this weekend’s graded feature race action at Kenilworth and Scottsville.
Two BSA sold thoroughbreds maintained their respective unbeaten records, with Mighty High landing the G1 Allan Robertson Championship and Rainbow Bridge taking out the G3 Winter Classic.

Bred by Maine Chance Farms, Mighty High became the first G1 winner for Irish champion Pathfork when she ran out a half length winner of Saturday’s R750 000 sprint at Scottsville. In the process,  the filly, who accounted for fellow BSA graduates and G3 winners Celtic Sea and Inverroche, took her record to two wins from as many outings.

Trained by Johan Janse Van Vuuren, and ridden to victory by “Lazarus” jockey Mark Khan, Mighty High races for Braam Van Huyssteen and Jaryd  and Laurence Wernars.

A R120 000 buy from the 2017 National Yearling Sale, Mighty High picked up a R154 000 BSA added value bonus for her first G1 victory. Now a leading contender for an Equus award, the filly was produced by Shamardal’s unraced daughter Bold Nimph –a half-sister to Somerset 1200 winner Sky Link.

The Eric Sands trained Rainbow Bridge made it three wins from as many outings when landing Saturday’s G3 Winter Classic at Kenilworth. The Wilgerbosdrift/Mauritzfontein bred gelding, a devastating winner of the G3 Winter Guineas at his last outing, is now likely to be supplemented into the 2018 G1 Vodacom Durban July following his

Rainbow Bridge, who earned a R87 500 added value bonus for his impressive win on Saturday, races for Chris Gerber. The 3yo son of Ideal World was a R300 000 purchase from the 2016 National Yearling Sale.

Out of Jet Master’s G3 Prix Du Cap winning daughter Halfway To Heaven, Rainbow Bridge has now banked R362 500 from just three races!

Both Ideal World and Pathfork are represented at the upcoming KZN Yearling Sale, with Ideal World having eight yearlings on sale, and Pathfork set to be represented seven lots.