Nexus Takes Back To Back Gr2 Victory


Nexus flies home to defeat a qualify field. Image: Candiese Lenferna

The evergreen Justin Snaith trained son of Dynasty, Nexus, dominated the Gr2 Ridgemont Highlands Peninsula Stakes at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth to win for breeders Rathmor Stud and owner Mrs Nancy Hossack on Hollywoodbets Cape Guineas Day.

The 7 year old gelding, a full brother to Gr1 winner Lady In Black, made it his 9th career victory and previously won the race in 2020.

He is out of Mystery Dame by Jet Master. The mare has foaled to Rathmor’s son of War Front this season, and is back in foal to Declarationofpeace again this year.

Image: Candiese Lenferna

Nexus has developed an affinity for jockey Piere Strydom it seems, the pair winning the KZN Breeders Mile in 2022. Piere has ridden him in last three starts for two wins and a second place in the Listed Memorial Mile at Fairview.

A R1,7-million National Yearling Sale purchase in 2017, Nexus has had 9 wins and 10 places from 31 starts for earnings of R1,331,725 and doesn’t look to be stopping anytime soon!

His Oratorio half sister, The Vow, stands at Blue Sky Thoroughbreds as a broodmare.

Well done to all concerned.


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