Drakenstein Stud’s red hot sire Trippi claimed his second Listed Somerset 1200 win in two years when his classy son Charles Dickens ran out an impressive winner of that TAB sponsored Kenilworth feature on Sunday.
Trippi’s top-class son, and subsequent G3 Cape Classic winner, Trip Of Fortune had captured the Listed Somerset 1200 in 2021.
Bred and owned by Drakenstein Stud, Charles Dickens provided trainer Candice Bass-Robinson and jockey Aldo Domeyer with a second Listed win on Sunday when he ran a facile winner of Sunday’s Listed Somerset 1200m.
Always up with the pace, the handsome chestnut hit the front someway from home in Sunday’s feature before powering away to score by a length and a half.
Now unbeaten in two starts (the Trippi colt had won over 1000m on debut), Charles Dickens is out of the Dynasty mare Demanding Lady.
Bred on the same Trippi/Dynasty cross as graded stakes winning siblings Amanzimtoti and Wild Coast, Charles Dickens is a full-brother to G1 Gbets Cape Derby runner up Charles and 2021 G3 WSB Legal Eagle Stakes third placegetter Somerset Maugham.
The 87th stakes winner for his outstanding sire, Charles Dickens was the second stakes winning two-year-old for Trippi over the past weekend, with Trippi also sire of Saturday’s impressive G1 Allan Robertson Championship winner Sweet Pepper.
South Africa’s Champion Sire in 2015-2016, Trippi has had an outstanding season in 2021-2022 with his other flagbearers including repeat G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate winner Jet Dark.