Drakenstein Stud’s resident sire Trippi, who is on course to record his first ever General Sires title in South Africa, had yet another good weekend double recently. His son Gregorian Chant scored a fluent win at Scottsville on Saturday, and the following day, Trippi filly San Paolo got off the mark when winning by three lengths at Turffontein.
Trippi’s pair of winners this past weekend include the regally bred Gregorian Chant –with that Drakenstein Stud bred colt becoming Trippi’s tenth juvenile winner this season.
Notable 2yo winners for the son of End Sweep this season include Listed Storm Bird Stakes winner Flying Myth, G2 Golden Slipper runner up Dawn Calling, G1 performer Double Appeal, and the very promising Listed Perfect Promise Sprint runner up Live Life.
Trippi is strongly represented in Saturday’s feature races at Greyville. His two runners in the G2 The Debutante are Trippi’s Girl and Water Lily Lake, while Trippi’s top class son Flying Myth looks a big runner in Saturday’s G2 Umkhomazi Stakes.
Other feature race contenders for this outstanding sire on the day include Dawn Calling (G1 Thekwini Stakes), Baritone (G1 Mike and Carol Bass Champions Cup), Beloved Country (Listed Umngeni Handicap), Night Trip and Tripandie (The Darley Arabian). Remarkably, Night Trip will be seeking his third win in the Listed The Darley Arabian –he has won it in 2014 and 2015.
Trippi has a single lot on offer at next month’s CTS August Two-Year-Old Sale in Cape Town:
Lot 28 –a half brother to five winners, including the very game stakes filly Jabulani Jive (dam of the useful Jubilee Line), this colt is out of G2 SA Fillies Nursery runner up Proud Peyton, and is bred on the same Trippi/National Assembly cross as high class stakes winners Agra and Franny
Trippi also has three juveniles on offer at August’s National Two Year Old Sale:
Lot 189 – this well related filly is out of a winning half sister to G1 winning 2yo Exhilaration and is from the family of July winner Power King and champion filly Wendywood, to name a few
Lot 201- a half brother to a winner, this colt is out of a five time stakes winning daughter of Horse Of The Year and leading Coolmore sire Rock Of Gibraltar
Lot 210 – a half sister to a winner, this filly is out of the very smart stakes winner Atlantic Home. Inbred to the great Mr Prospector, this filly is from the family of G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint hero Sheikh Albadou, Gold Cup hero Little Wolf and Queen’s Hussar- sire of the mighty Brigadier Gerard