The Brett Crawford-trained Charles, a R6 million Cape Premier Yearling Sale graduate, made a winning debut in the Mayfair Speculators silks in partnership with Coolmore’s John Magnier at Kenilworth on Tuesday.
Bred by Drakenstein from their champion Trippi (End Sweep), Charles is the first foal of Ipi Tombe Challenge winner Demanding Lady (Dynasty).
Bought by John and Sue Magnier, he equalled the record for a yearling sold at auction in South Africa – in 2016 the Silvano colt, Silver Coin also sold for R6 million.
Charles won well in heavy and testing going in the hands of Corne Orffer,
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