Six for Trippi
Drakenstein’s resident sire Trippi has enjoyed an outstanding season thus far.
The son of End Sweep was represented by no fewer than six winners since Friday! Remarkably the prolific Trippi has been represented by no fewer than 14 winners this month alone.
The Trippi six was kicked off when Naval Intelligence won over 1800m on Friday. James Blunt became the next son of Trippi to win over the weekend, when breaking his maiden in emphatic fashion at Turffontein on Saturday.
Kenilworth’s racemeeting on Saturday saw Trippi gelding Spring Cherry cause a 35-1 upset when he won his first race.
However, it was the Trippi treble at Clairwood on Sunday which really stood out. Trippi’s 2yo daughter Triple O Seven won her first race over 1000m.
One of Trippi’s most talented local performers, millionaire Hammie’s Hooker, notched up the seventh win of her career, when scoring a facile, six length win over 1450m on Sunday. It was a well deserved win for Hammie’s Hooker, who had been second in three of her previous outings.
The final Trippi to score was the talented, and well bred, Abercrombie. Recently gelded, Abercrombie has long been highly regarded by his connections, won a good race when prevailing over the top-class 3yo Speed Rocket to win a graduation plate over 1800m.
Trippi, who is currently second on South Africa’s 2yo sires log, has enjoyed a fine season in 2013-2014. He has been represented by no fewer than 13 stakes horses this season, with his runners including Hammie’s Hooker (Gr3 Diana Stakes), Punk Rocker (Gr3 Godolphin Barb Stakes), Trip Tease (Gr3 Man O’War Stakes), Lanner Falcon (2nd Gr1 Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas), and Not Sulking (3rd Gr1 SA Fillies Classic).
Trippi is also well represented in Scottsville’s Grade One sprints this Saturday. He has runners in both the Gr1 Allan Robertson Championship (Cotton Candy, One Fine Day) and Gr1 Tsogo Sun Medallion (Punk Rocker).