14 April 2022

Drakenstein Stud’s champion sire Trippi is having another excellent season in 2021-2022 and the evergreen son of End Sweep came up with two more winners at Kenilworth on Wednesday afternoon.

Trippi’s mid-week double was headed by an impressive performance by his two-year-old son Charles Dickens.

The latter, a colt bred and owned by Drakenstein Stud, stamped himself as a two-year-old to follow when making an impressive winning debut at Kenilworth.
Under Aldo Domeyer, the Candice Bass-Robinson trained Charles Dickens ran on strongly, despite racing green, to claim Wednesday’s Racing 240 Maiden Juvenile Plate (1000m) by a neck from fellow first timer Yellowporscheroad, with Seeking The One finishing nearly five lengths back in third spot.

Out of the Dynasty mare Demanding Lady, Charles Dickens is a full-brother to G1 GBets Cape Derby runner up, and R6 000 000 yearling buy, Charles, and to the smart Somerset Maugham. The latter finished third in both the G3 WSB Legal Eagle Stakes and G3 WSB Pocket Power Stakes last season.

Trippi’s second success at Kenilworth’s midweek meeting came when his Andre Nel son Faire Advantage captured Wednesday’s fourth race, the Maiden Plate over 1400 metres.
Bred and owned by Sabine Plattner, Faire Advantage was making just his third start on Wednesday and was steered to victory by Grant Van Niekerk.

South Africa’s Champion Sire of 2015-2016, Trippi’s flagbearers this season include repeat G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate winner Jet Dark and fellow graded stakes winners Amanzimtoti, Sound Of Warning and Trip Of Fortune.

The former Vosburgh Stakes winner has nine lots on offer at the upcoming National Yearling Sale.

Original article written by Cape Breeders Club