Main Aim: dual Group 3 winner will stand at Highlands Farm StudPICTURE: John Grossick (racingpost.com/photos)
Main Aim sold to
stand in South Africa
DUAL Group 3 winner Main Aim has finished quarantine in South Africa in preparation for beginning his stallion career at Highlands Farm Stud near Cape Town this year.
The Juddmonte homebred won his first two starts at three and graduated from handicap company to become a leading sprinter-miler.
At four he wonthe John of Gaunt Stakes and split Fleeting Spirit and J J The Jet Plane when second in the July Cup, and in the following season he landed his second John of Gaunt and finished placed in the Duke of York Stakes, Celebration Mile and Challenge Stakes.
Main Aim is out of the Group 3-winning Selkirk mare Orford Ness, making him a half-brother to stakes-winners Home Affairs and Weightless. He is the second son of Oasis Dream to stand in South Africa, after Italian Group 1 scorer Querari,who covers at Maine Chance Farms.
Highlands Farm manager Mike Sharkey said: "I was looking for a classy sprinter-miler and Main Aim fitted the bill. The fact he is by Oasis Dream is a huge plus and we are looking forward to standing him. He has just left quarantine in Johannesburg and he should be with us by the end of the month."
A fee for Main Aim, who will stand at Highlands alongside Antonius Pius, Great Britain and Windrush, will be announced at a later date.