2 February 2022

Drakenstein Stud’s inform champion sire Trippi came up with a smart looking double at Kenilworth on Tuesday, with offspring Somerset Maugham and Fearless Trip victorious in Tuesday’s fourth and eighth race respectively.

The Drakenstein Stud bred and owned Somerset Maugham, a full-brother to G1 Gbets Cape Derby runner up Charles, made it win number three when powering home, under Aldo Domeyer, to land Tuesday’s MR 95 Handicap (1800m) by nearly half a length.
Trained by Justin Snaith, four-year-old Somerset Maugham had shown great promise at three when third in both the G3 World Sports Betting Legal Eagle Stakes and G3 World Sports Betting Pocket Power Stakes.

Somerset Maugham is out of the Dynasty mare Demanding Lady, and is thus bred on the same Trippi/Dynasty cross as graded stakes winning siblings Amanzimtoti and Wild Coast.

Trippi, whose champion son Jet Dark finished second in Saturday’s G1 World Sports Betting Cape Town Met, also enjoyed success when his daughter Fearless Trip won the eighth and final race on Tuesday.
Under Devin Ashby, Fearless Trip dug down deep to land the Next Meeting 9 February -Kenilworth FM 80 Handicap (F&M) (1200m) by a short head.
Bred by Klawervlei Stud, the three-year-old was winning for a second time, with Fearless Trip having finished second last time out.

South Africa’s Champion Sire of 2015-2016, Trippi has six lots on offer at this weekend’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale, and a single colt on offer at the Cape Yearling Sale later in the month.

Original article written by Cape Breeders Club