Drakenstein Stud’s champion sire Trippi enjoyed a memorable double at Kenilworth on Tuesday, with his double highlighted by a very impressive juvenile winner in the form of the blue blooded Cot Campbell.
The latter, the first foal of multiple G1 winner Ebony Flyer, romped to an effortless two length win over 1200m, under a hands and heels ride from Bernard Fayd’Herbe and he looks a smart sort in the making.
Bred and owned by Drakenstein Stud and Team Valor International (he is also part-owned by Anant and Vanashree Singh), Cot Campbell is held in high regard by trainer Justin Snaith, and he is likely to be aimed at a campaign pointed towards next season’s G1 Cape Guineas.
Third at his previous outing, Cot Campbell is one of seven two-year-old winners this season for Trippi thus far, with his tally also including debut winners On That Boulevard and Punta Cana, and promising filly Red Enchantment, who takes her place in Sunday’s G3 The Sunlife Vitamins Debutante at Greyville.
Trippi’s second winner on Tuesday came in the form of his La Plaisance bred son Viking Voyage who made it win number four when successful over 1200 metres.
Champion Sire in South Africa last season, Trippi has enjoyed another tremendous season in 2016-2017, with his major winners including G1 Premier’s Champions Challenge winner Deo Juvente (a runner in Saturday’s G1 World Sports Betting Champions Cup), and the graded winners Live Life, Gold Standard and Trip To Heaven.