Drakenstein Stud’s resident sire Trippi is never short of a high class two-year-old, and he looks to have another exciting juvenile on his hands in the form of the Highlands Farm bred Water Lily Lake.
The latter made an eye catching winning debut on Saturday for trainer Sean Tarry and owner Chris Van Niekerk, when, despite losing ground at the start and having her saddle slip, she accounted for a high class field in a maiden juvenile plate over 1000m at Turffontein.
In landing the spoils, Water Lily Lake accounted for the Australian bred favourite Fursa by half a length, with the first two home putting lengths between themselves and third place finisher Rebel’s Diamond.
Water Lily Lake, who stopped the clock in a time of 57.22, was a R1.2 million buy from last year’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale. She looks a filly destined for bigger and better things.
Her sire Trippi has had just two juvenile runners thus far, with a winner and his other 2yo starter, Dawn finishing second to highly rated Intriguing Lady on debut.
A superb sire of two-year-old talent, Trippi’s past top 2yos include G1 winners Afrikaburn, For The Lads and R Heat Lightning, brilliant G2 Queen Mary Stakes winner Jealous Again, and notable graded winners Franny, Hammie’s Hooker, Punk Rocker, and Speedy Suzy.
The sire of more than 50 stakes winners –and counting –Trippi is currently a close second on South Africa’s General Sires List, and ranks above such leading stallions as Captain Al, Dynasty, Jet Master and Western Winter.
He has 10 lots on sale at the Cape Premier Yearling Sale this week:
Lot 2 –this colt is out of the high class racemare Las Ramblas, winner of the Listed Michael Roberts Handicap and runner up in the G1 SA Fillies Classic. Similar cross to the one which produced Trippi sired stakes winners Agra and Franny.
Lot 53 – this well related filly (bred on the same cross as star sprinter Trip Tease), is out of seven time feature race winner Pirate Lady and is a granddaughter of G1 winner Cool Success.
Lot 88 – this colt is out of a G3 placed half sister to the dam of Triple Crown and G1 Sansui Summer Cup winner Louis The King and his second dam was a G3 winning sprinter of six.
Lot 112 – this filly’s stakes placed dam is a full sister to G1 Empress Club Stakes winner Little Miss Magic and is from the great Miss Lindeman female line responsible for star fillies Bilateral, State Treasure and champion Tara’s Touch.
Lot 113 –like Trippi’s G1 winning son Afrikaburn, this filly is out of a mare by Arc de Triomphe champion Peintre Celebre. This blue blooded filly, who traces back directly to the great mare Myrobella, is from the same family as European G1 stars Ectot and Coolmore sire Most Improved. Further back this is the same female line as Hyperion and Sir Tristram, as well as fellow Drakenstein resident sire What A Winter.
Lot 124 –is out of a half sister to five stakes performers including G2 KZN Guineas winner and star international performer Imbongi, also the family of G1 J&B Met winner Imperious Sue.
Lot 150 – a half sister to three winners, one of whom is stakes placed, this filly is out of a mare by the great sire and emerging broodmare sire Giant’s Causeway. She hails from a top international female line with her relatives including French Oaks winner Caerlina.
Lot 197 – a colt with a truly impressive pedigree, this is the first foal of the brilliant multiple G1 winning mare Ebony Flyer –herself a half sister to Equus Champion and French G3 winner Captain’s Lover. His second dam is none other than Broodmare Of The Year Sunshine Lover.
Lot 225 – this well bred colt’s first two dams are stakes winning daughters of Western Winter and Wolf Power (also damsire of US Horse Of The Year Wise Dan) respectively. From the family of local G1 winner Pine Princess, this colt also hails from the family of international champions Bluebird, Dark Mirage and Indian Skimmer.
Lot 243 – this well bred colt is out of a daughter of Horse Of The Year and leading sire Giant’s Causeway and from the great Peace family, responsible for champion Wandesta, local G1 winning sire Byword and recent G1 Hong Kong sprint hero Peniaphobia.